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Publisher Description

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.

Politics & Current Affairs
August 5
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

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A must read

Poignantly written, moving tales of women around the world who are suffering from various injustices. Ranging from trafficking to honor killings to female cutting and maternal mortality, this book brings to our attention the plight of the other half. You will never be the same again and you will be moved to act to empower these incredibly brave women of the world so we will have the privilege of being alive in the time where 'women hold up half the sky'.

I'm giving everyone I know this as a birthday present going forward! Buy this book.

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