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Half the sky : turning oppression to opportunity for women worldwide / Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

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  • 15 of 16 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Wasco County Service District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Dufur School Community Library.

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Summary:

Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential.
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Dufur School Community Library 362.8 KRI (Text) 37021000009215 NON-FICTION Book None 11/16/2010 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0307267148
  • ISBN: 9780307267146 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780329974206
  • Physical Description: xxii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-278) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The girl effect -- Emancipating twenty-first-century slaves -- Fighting slavery from Seattle -- Prohibition and prostitution -- Rescuing girls is the easy part -- Learning to speak up -- The new abolitionists -- Rule by rape -- Mukhtar's school -- The shame of "honor" -- "Study abroad"-- in the Congo -- Maternal mortality, one woman a minute -- A doctor who treats countries, not patients -- Why do women die in childbirth? -- Edna's hospital -- Family planning and the "God gulf" -- Jane Roberts and her 34 million friends -- Is Islam misogynistic? -- The Afghan insurgent -- Investing in education -- Ann and Angeline -- Microcredit : the financial revolution -- A CARE package for Goretti -- The axis of equality -- Tears over Time magazine -- Grassroots vs treetops -- Girls helping girls -- What you can do -- Four steps you can take in the next ten minutes -- Appendix. Organizations supporting women.
Summary, etc.:
Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential.
Target Audience Note:
1170L Lexile.
Subject: Women's rights > Developing countries > Case studies.
Women > Crimes against > Developing countries > Case studies.
Women > Developing countries > Social conditions > Case studies.

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