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Half the Sky
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Half the Sky
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Category: Political Science - Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights; Political Science - Political Process - Political Advocacy; Social Science - Women's Studies
Imprint: Knopf
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: September 2009
Price: $28.95
Can. Price: $33.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26714-6 (0-307-26714-8)
Pages: 320
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.


CONTENTS

 
Introduction The Girl Effect
 
Chapter One Emancipating Twenty-First-Century Slaves
   Fighting Slavery from Seattle
 
Chapter Two Prohibition and Prostitution
   Rescuing Girls Is the Easy Part
 
Chapter Three Learning to Speak Up
   The New Abolitionists
 
Chapter Four Rule by Rape
   Mukhtar's School
 
Chapter Five The Shame of "Honor"
   "Study Abroad"—in the Congo
 
Chapter Six Maternal Mortality—One Woman a Minute
   A Doctor Who Treats Countries, Not Patients
 
Chapter Seven Why Do Women Die in Childbirth?
   Edna's Hospital
 
Chapter Eight Family Planning and the "God Gulf"
   Jane Roberts and Her 34 Million Friends
 
Chapter Nine Is Islam Misogynistic?
   The Afghan Insurgent
 
Chapter Ten Investing in Education
   Ann and Angeline
 
Chapter Eleven Microcredit: The Financial Revolution
   A CARE Package for Goretti
 
Chapter Twelve The Axis of Equality
    Tears over Time Magazine
 
Chapter Thirteen Grassroots vs. Treetops
   Girls Helping Girls
 
Chapter Fourteen What You Can Do
   Four Steps You Can Take in the Next Ten Minutes
 
Appendix: Organizations Supporting Women
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index





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