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Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Adult Nonfiction HQ1236.5.D44 K75 2009

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ContentsPage
Introduction: The Girl Effectp. xi
Chapter 1 - Emancipating Twenty-First-Century Slavesp. 3
Fighting Slavery from Seattlep. 17
Chapter 2 - Prohibition and Prostitutionp. 23
Rescuing Girls Is the Easy Partp. 35
Chapter 3 - Learning to Speak Upp. 47
The New Abolitionistsp. 54
Chapter 4 - Rule by Rapep. 61
Mukhtar's Schoolp. 70
Chapter 5 - The Shame of "Honor"p. 81
"Study Abroad"-in the Congop. 88
Chapter 6 - Maternal Mortality-One Woman a Minutep. 93
A Doctor Who Treats Countries, Not Patientsp. 103
Chapter 7 - Why Do Women Die in Childbirth?p. 109
Edna's Hospitalp. 123
Chapter 8 - Family Planning and the "God Gulf"p. 131
Jane Roberts and Her 34 Million Friendsp. 146
Chapter 9 - Is Islam Misogynistic?p. 149
The Afghan Insurgentp. 161
Chapter 10 - Investing in Educationp. 167
Ann and Angelinep. 179
Chapter 11 - Microcredit: The Financial Revolutionp. 185
A CARE Package for Gorettip. 199
Chapter 12 - The Axis of Equalityp. 205
Tears over Time Magazinep. 216
Chapter 13 - Grassroots vs. Treetopsp. 221
Girls Helping Girlsp. 230
Chapter 14 - What You Can Dop. 233
Four Steps You Can Take in the Next Ten Minutesp. 252
Appendix: Organizations Supporting Womenp. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 259
Notesp. 261
Indexp. 281


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