I rarely promote something that has already been highly publicized, but Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is a worthy exception to my rule. I read the book last year and watched the accompanying documentary on PBS this month. Each is a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. The authors have now spearheaded a movement—a call to arms for unleashing the power of women and girls through education and economic empowerment. It’s a great resource for those wanting to support change.
Half the Sky
October 5, 2012 by