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Half the Sky

Annotation
�Women hold up half the sky�-Chinese proverbWith Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of women struggling under profoundly dire circumstances-and an equally extraordinary group that have triumphed. Through their stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to progress in our world lies in unleashing women's potential-and they make clear how each of us can help make that happen.Fiercely moral, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

Awards
2009  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

GenreNonFiction
History
Political
Sociology
TopicsWomen
Women's studies
Girls
Oppression
Crimes against women
Women in peril
Overcoming adversity
Businesswomen
Human rights
Developing countries
Politics
Sociology
Social history
World history