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Half the Sky

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

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

Half the Sky is about unlocking the greatest untapped resource on Earth: women. It outlines some of the most serious problems facing women throughout the world, such as human trafficking and gender-based violence, and why it’s so difficult for the world to overcome them, and what we stand to gain if we do.

  • Women and men everywhere
  • Anyone interested in feminism and gender equality
  • Anyone who wants to make the world a better place

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, which they received for their coverage of China as correspondents for The New York Times. Kristof also received a second Pulitzer for his reporting on the genocide in Darfur. WuDunn previously worked as a foreign correspondent in Asia, a business editor and a television anchor, and is currently a banking executive.

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