Half the Sky: Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by  Verge January 4, 2012

Remarkable stories of the unjust reality faced by millions of women around the world and the vast well of untapped potential that these women hold.

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

KNOPF, 2009

This New York Times bestseller is a call to arms. As it chronicles and exposes the existence of a shocking 21st-century enslavement of women, it simultaneously shines a light on stories of inspiring women from every corner of the world who are proving that this doesn’t have to be the case.

The authors – both Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists – employ a compelling combination of truly remarkable stories and unnerving statistics to make a strong case for both the unjust reality for millions of women as well as the vast well of untapped potential that these women hold. As a stirring portrait of gender inequality that keeps its focus on being solution-oriented and positive, the stories in Half the Sky will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.

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