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Half the Sky : How to Change the World -- Paperback: Kristof, Nicholas D./ Wudunn, Sheryl: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Half the Sky : How to Change the World -- Paperback
Half the Sky : How to Change the World -- Paperback
Published Date : 2010/08
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844086825

BookWeb Price : THB 807.00
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Table of Contents
 
Introduction: The Girl Effect                      xi
    1 Emancipating Twenty-First-Century Slaves     3  (22)
      Fighting Slavery from Seattle                19 (6)
    2 Prohibition and Prostitution                 25 (26)
      Rescuing Girls Is the Easy Part              38 (13)
    3 Learning to Speak Up                         51 (17)
      The New Abolitionists                        60 (8)
    4 Rule by Rape                                 68 (22)
      Mukhtar's School                             79 (11)
    5 The Shame of `Honor'                         90 (14)
      "Study Abroad" --- in the Congo              98 (6)
    6 Maternal Mortality --- One Woman a Minute    104(17)
      A Doctor Who Treats Countries, Not           115(6)
      Patients
    7 Why Do Women Die in Childbirth?              121(24)
      Edna's Hospital                              137(8)
    8 Family Planning and the `God Gulf'           145(21)
      Jane Roberts and Her 34 Million Friends      162(4)
    9 Is Islam Misogynistic?                       166(18)
      The Afghan Insurgent                         179(5)
    10 Investing in Education                      184(20)
      Ann and Angeline                             198(6)
    11 Microcredit: The Financial Revolution       204(22)
      A CARE Package for Goretti                   220(6)
    12 The Axis of Equality                        226(18)
      Tears over Time Magazine                     239(5)
    13 Grassroots vs. Treetops                     244(14)
      Girls Helping Girls                          254(4)
    14 What You Can Do                             258(23)
      Four Steps You Can Take in the Next Ten      279(2)
      Minutes
Appendix Organizations Supporting Women            281(4)
Acknowledgements                                   285(4)
Notes                                              289(26)
Index                                              315
 

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 extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More girls are killed in this routine 'gendercide' in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth, it was totalitarianism. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.
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