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    DescriptionTwo Pulitzer Prize winners expose the most pervasive human rights violation of our era the oppression of women in the developing world and tell us what we can do about it. An old Chinese proverb says Women hold up half the sky. Then why do the women of Africa and Asia persistently suffer human rights abuses? Continuing their focus on humanitarian issues, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take us to Africa and Asia, where many women live in profoundly dire circumstances and some succeed against all odds. A Cambodian teenager is sold into sex slavery; a formerly illiterate woman becomes a surgeon in Addis Ababa. An Ethiopian woman is left for dead after a difficult birth; a gang rape victim galvanizes the international community and creates schools in Pakistan. An Afghan wife is beaten by her husband and mother-in-law; a former Peace Corps volunteer founds an organization that educates and campaigns for women s rights in Senegal. Through their powerful true stories, the authors show that the key to progress lies in unleashing women s potential, that change is possible, and that each of us can play a role in making it happen."

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    Half the Sky
    Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas D Kristof, By (author) Sheryl WuDunn
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 8
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 151 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    ISBN 13: 9781598879285
    ISBN 10: 1598879286

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
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    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57430
    BISAC V2.8: POL043000, POL035010
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    DC22: 362.8309172/4
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC042000
    LC classification: HQ1236.5.D44 K75 2009B
    DC21: 362.8309724
    DC22: 362.8309724
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, JPVH, KCM, GTP, JPW
    Edition statement
    Highbridge Company
    Imprint name
    Highbridge Company
    Publication date
    10 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis, MN
    Review quote
    Strongly recommended. "Library Journal" [Starred Review] "