Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. 1 National BestsellerFrom two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered.
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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. Read "Half the Sky" by Nicholas D. Kristof available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. #1 National Bestseller From two of our. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. New York Times columnist Kristof Half the Sky 1st Edition, site Edition. by eBook features.
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Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.
Organizations Supporting Women Here are some of the groups that specialize in supporting women in developing countries. Consider it a starting point for further research. Two useful websites to consult for more information about aid groups are Charity Navigator and Givewell.
Afghan Institute of Learning operates schools and other programs for women and girls in Afghanistan and in the border areas of Pakistan. American Assistance for Cambodia has fought trafficking and now has a program to subsidize poor girls so that they remain in school. Apne Aap battles sex slavery in India, including in remote areas in Bihar that get little attention. Apne Aap welcomes American volunteers. Ashoka is an organization that identifies and invests in social entrepreneurs around the world, many of them women.
Averting Maternal Death and Disability is a leading organization focused on maternal health. It has an office in New York City and accepts interns. CARE increasingly has focused on women and girls.
Center for Reproductive Rights , based in New York, focuses on reproductive health worldwide. Edna Adan Maternity Hospital provides maternity care in Somaliland. It welcomes volunteers Engender Health focuses on reproductive health issues in the developing world. Equality Now lobbies against the sex trade and gender oppression around the world.
Global Grassroots is a young organization focused on women in poor countries, particularly Sudan. Grameen Bank pioneered microfinance in Bangladesh and has now branched into an array of development programs. Heal Africa runs a hospital in Goma, Congo, that repairs fistulas and tends to rape victims.
It welcomes volunteers. Hunger Project focuses on empowerment of women and girls to end hunger. International Center for Research on Women emphasizes gender as the key to economic development.
International Justice Mission is a Christian-based organization that fights sex trafficking. Marie Stopes International based in the U.
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Pathfinder International supports reproductive health in more than 25 countries. Population Services International is based in Washington, D. Pro Mujer supports women in Latin America through microfinance and business training. It accepts volunteers. Shared Hope International fights sex trafficking around the world. Somaly Mam Foundation , led by a woman who as a child was trafficked herself, fights sex slavery in Cambodia.
Tostan is one of the most successful organizations in overcoming female genital cutting in Africa. It accepts interns. White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood campaigns against maternal mortality around the world.
Women for Women International connects women sponsors with needy women in conflict or postconflict countries. Women Thrive Worldwide is an international advocacy group focused on the needs of women in poor countries. Worldwide Fistula Fund works to improve maternal health and is building a fistula hospital in Niger.
Nicholas D. Their insight into gender issues and the role of women in development inspires hope, optimism, and most importantly, the will to change. Both a brutal awakening and an unmistakable call to action, this book should be read by all. An unexpectedly uplifting read. With absolutely the right Molotov cocktail of on-the-ground reporting and hard social science, Kristof and WuDunn blow up this taboo.
A thrilling manifesto for advancing freedom for hundreds of millions of human beings. Half the Sky is the kind of book that could change the course of history. Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have certainly written such a book. Half the Sky is a groundbreaking, eye-opening book, stunning in every sense.
Half the Sky is a grab-the-reader-by-the-lapels wake-up call. It should begin with the five following words: This is an important book! Exclamation indicated.They will be an inspiration for anyone who reads this book, and a model for those fighting for justice around the world.
While the stories are compelling and the message of women's rights is obviously incredibly important and immediate, it felt a bit patronizing and ethnocentric at They live near New York City.
It asks us to open our eyes to this enormous humanitarian issue. It accepts interns. Salt Sugar Fat. They will be an inspiration for anyone who reads this book, and a model for those fighting for justice around the world.
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