Half the Sky: How to Change the World
|Author:||Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn|
A call to arms against the most pervasive human rights violation of the 21st century: the oppression of women in the developing world.
'A brilliantly argued case for investing in the health and autonomy of women worldwide ... Far from making moral appeals, the authors posit that it is impossible for countries to climb out of poverty if only a fraction of women participate in the labour force ... The authors reveal local women to be the most effective change agents' Publishers' Weekly (starred review)
'This wonderful book combines a denunciation of horrible abuses with clear-eyed hope and some compelling practical strategies. The courageous women described here, and millions more like them, deserve nothing less'--THE NEW YORK TIMES
'An inspiring testament to women's courage, and their struggle for hope and recovery' --Khaleid Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner
'These stories show us the power and resilience of women who would have every reason to give up but never do ... You will not want to put this book down'--Angelina Jolie
'It's impossible to stand by and do nothing after reading Half the Sky'--George Clooney
'A call to arms, a call for help, a call for contributions, but also a call for volunteers ... sensationally interesting ... I really do think this is one of the most important books I have ever reviewed'--Carolyn See, Washington Post
'A thrilling manifesto for advancing freedom for hundreds of millions of human beings' Johann Hari, Slate
'I opened Half the Sky just to dip in and an hour later found myself still reading, and it is not hard to see why this important work has already attracted such interest...Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have used the shocking examples of many women in Africa and Asia who are fighting oppression and inequality to report their plight and to illustrate just what can be done' Sarah Clarke, BOOKSELLERS' CHOICE
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China as New York Times correspondents. Mr Kristof won a second Pulitzer for his op-ed columns. They live in the New York area with their three children.