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Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2009-09-08
Category : Political Science
Total pages :320
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#1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher : Knopf
Release Date : 2009
Category : Political Science
Total pages :294
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher : Vintage Books USA
Release Date : 2010
Category : Political Science
Total pages :296
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Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.

Holding up Half the Sky

Holding up Half the Sky
Author : Shirley Mow,Tao Jie,Zheng Bijun
Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
Release Date : 2004-04-01
Category : History
Total pages :352
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These 21 dynamic articles by Chinese women scholars explore the limitations on women's lives in premodern China, detail their involvement in the great political movements of the 20th century and examine how new laws have improved women's status, yet have left them open to exploitation as China enters the global economy. With statistics and reports otherwise unavailable, they give a refreshing outlook on China's women that is breathtaking both for the problems it confronts and for the spirit of struggle it embodies.

My Half of the Sky

My Half of the Sky
Author : Jana McBurney-Lin
Publisher : Komenar Pub
Release Date : 2008-07-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :482
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Jana McBurney-Lin's debut novel My Half of the Sky introduces Li Hui, a modern young Chinese woman of marriageable age who has recently graduated from Xiamen University. Her goal is to realize Mao's words: Women hold up half of the sky. Li Hui struggles with finding love and acting with honor. Guidance and advice come from all corners of her world as well as different and conflicing generational, historical and cultural values. Everyone wants something different for and from her, particularly her parents who mourn their lack of a son while attempting to marry Li to their greatest advantage. In fact most everyone has a selfish investment in what Li Hui will do and whom she might marry. Does this sound like Jane Austen writing about the dilemmas facing young women in China today? You bet. This original and insightful work is in the best traditions of classic novels that explore people caught in the crucible of change in complex cultures. The rewards are rich for the reader, including intriguing insights into folk tales and conventional wisdom of a culture of which few of us have an intimate and timely knowledge.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author : Luise Guest
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2015-11-01
Category :
Total pages :129
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Tightrope

Tightrope
Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2020-09
Category : Poor
Total pages :320
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New York Times Best Seller "A deft and uniquely credible exploration of rural America, and of other left-behind pockets of our country. One of the most important books I've read on the state of our disunion."--Tara Westover, author of Educated With stark poignancy and political dispassion Tightrope addresses the crisis in working-class America while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Drawing us deep into an "other America," the authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the people with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon. It's an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About a quarter of the children on Kristof's old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. While these particular stories unfolded in one corner of the country, they are representative of many places the authors write about, ranging from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore.

A Path Appears

A Path Appears
Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2015-09
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :400
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"From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband and wife team is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving--determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on issues from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention), evaluating the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, as well as fundraising. Most compellingly, perhaps, they show us how particular people have made a difference, and offer practical advice on how best each of us can give and what we can personally derive from doing so"--

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky
Author : Xiaolan Bao
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release Date : 2001
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :330
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In 1982, twenty thousand Chinese-American garment workers-mostly women--went on strike in New York's Chinatown and forced every Chinese garment industry employer in the city to sign a union contract. In this pioneering study, Xiaolan Bao penetrates to the heart of Chinese-American society to explain how this militancy and organized protest, seemingly so at odds with traditional Chinese female behavior, came about.Bao conducted more than a hundred interviews, primarily with Chinese immigrant women who were working or had worked in the Chinatown garment shops and garment-related institutions in the city. Blending these poignant, often dramatic personal stories with a detailed history of the garment industry, Chinese immigrant labor, and the Chinese community in New York, Bao shows how the high rate of married women participating in wage-earning labor outside the home profoundly transformed family culture and with it the image and empowerment of Chinese-American women.Bao offers a complex and subtle discussion of the interplay of ethnic and class factors within the garment industry in New York City. She examines the exploitative paternalism, rooted in ethnic social and economic structures, by which operators sustained low wages and marginal working conditions. She also documents the uneasy relationship between the ILGWU and rank-and-file women garment workers whose claim to direct representation was essentially ignored by union leadership. Through the words of the women workers themselves, Bao shows how their changing positions within their families and within the workplace galvanized them to unite and stand up for themselves. Passionately told and prodigiously documented, 3Holding Up More Than Half the Sky is an important contribution to Asian-American history, labor history, and the history of women.

Half the Church

Half the Church
Author : Carolyn Custis James
Publisher : Zondervan
Release Date : 2011-04-19
Category : Religion
Total pages :208
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Women comprise at least half the world, and usually more than half the church, but so often Christian teaching to women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This all but shuts women out from contributing to God’s kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world. The loudest voices speaking into women’s lives in the twenty-first century thus far come from either fundamentalist Islam or radical feminism. And neither can be allowed to carry the day. The Bible contains the highest possible view of women and invests women’s lives with cosmic significance regardless of their age, stage of life, social status, or culture. Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents to women that raise the bar for women and calls them to join their brothers in advancing God’s gracious kingdom on earth. These new images of what can be in Christ free women to embrace the life God gives them, no matter what happens. Carolyn encourages readers with a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today.

Holding Up Half of the Sky

Holding Up Half of the Sky
Author : Yuwa Wong
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2006
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :165
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HOLDING UP HALF OF THE SKY The New Women Consumers of Asia Through his detailed analyses of demographic and economic data amassed in this book, Dr. Yuwa Hedrick–Wong has convincingly explained the role of women as an important force shaping the Asian Consumer Market. – Francis T. Lui Professor of Economics & Director, Center for Economic Development Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Holding Up Half of the Sky: The New Women Consumers of Asia is a gold mine of information and insights demonstrating the increasingly important role of women as a driving force of consumption and market development in Asian countries. Combining demographics, profiles of female consumer groups, and the most up–to–date estimates of $500 billion of discretionary spending by 2014, this book pushes the frontiers of market research to new levels. – Dr. R. Paul Shaw Former Lead Economist, currently Program Advisor Human Development Group, World Bank Institute Sensitive and Rigorous, the research combines the best of quantitative and qualitative techniques to provide a lucid, readable overview of the status of Asian women today, and speculates on emerging trends. From an intimate perch on the lofty peak of women′s studies, the author scans the data and provides fascinating insights into how to cash in on the expanding potential of the female purse in Asia in the 21st century. A must–read of all marketers. Dr. Sharon Siddique partner Sreekumar Siddique & Co. Pte. Ltd. This book provides reliable insights, supported with scientific methodology, on one of the "mega–trends′ of Asian and global market development. A better understanding of women′s consumption power can also shed light on the consumption power of men, and as a result, that of the global market as well. Professor Fan Gang Director of National Economic research Institute China Reform Foundation, Beijing

The Other Half of the Sky

The Other Half of the Sky
Author : Lili Almog,Richard Vine
Publisher : Power House Books
Release Date : 2009-05-15
Category : Photography
Total pages :136
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For over two years, Lili Almog has photographed women in the countryside and villages of China. The Other Half of the Sky focuses on women from marginalised groups in Chinese society, with an emphasis on the extraordinary situation of Muslim women in China as well the the Mosuo women, a unique ethnic community from Western China and one of the last existing matriarchal societies in the world.

More Than Half the Sky

More Than Half the Sky
Author : Liew Geok Leong
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1998
Category : Short stories, Singapore (English)
Total pages :344
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China Wakes

China Wakes
Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2011-10-12
Category : History
Total pages :528
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The definitive book on China's uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work of reportage. 16 pages of photos.

Find Me Unafraid

Find Me Unafraid
Author : Kennedy Odede,Jessica Posner
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2015-10-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :352
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Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. With a Foreword by Nicholas Kristof. This is the story of two young people from completely different worlds: Kennedy Odede from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, and Jessica Posner from Denver, Colorado. Kennedy foraged for food, lived on the street, and taught himself to read with old newspapers. When an American volunteer gave him the work of Mandela, Garvey, and King, teenaged Kennedy decided he was going to change his life and his community. He bought a soccer ball and started a youth empowerment group he called Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). Then in 2007, Wesleyan undergraduate Jessica Posner spent a semester abroad in Kenya working with SHOFCO. Breaking all convention, she decided to live in Kibera with Kennedy, and they fell in love.Their connection persisted, and Jessica helped Kennedy to escape political violence and fulfill his lifelong dream of an education, at Wesleyan University. The alchemy of their remarkable union has drawn the support of community members and celebrities alike—The Clintons, Mia Farrow, and Nicholas Kristof are among their fans—and their work has changed the lives of many of Kibera’s most vulnerable population: its girls. Jess and Kennedy founded Kibera’s first tuition-free school for girls, a large, bright blue building, which stands as a bastion of hope in what once felt like a hopeless place. But Jessica and Kennedy are just getting started—they have expanded their model to connect essential services like health care, clean water, and economic empowerment programs. They’ve opened an identical project in Mathare, Kenya’s second largest slum, and intend to expand their remarkably successful program for change. Ultimately this is a love story about a fight against poverty and hopelessness, the transformation made possible by a true love, and the power of young people to have a deep impact on the world.