Half the Sky: How to Change the World (Paperback)
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Short Description for Half the Sky A call to arms against the most pervasive human rights violation of the 21st century: the oppression of women in the developing world.
- Published: 05 August 2010
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844086825 ISBN 10: 1844086828
- Sales rank: 511
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Full description for Half the Sky
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More girls are killed in this routine 'gendercide' in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth, it was totalitarianism. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.