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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide – Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn, 2010

half the skyThanks to blogger 9to20, a trafficking survivor, for suggesting this book. Here’s what another blogger, Bailee-Nicole at Human Trafficking Rescue, said about Half the Sky. “Heartbreaking – yet inspiring. This book floored me; it is definitely in my top 5 favorite books of all time (and I’ve read a lot of books!). If I had to recommend just one book that effectively communicates the plight of young girls and women around the world while offering practical solutions to improve their conditions, this is the book that I would recommend to you. Overflowing with true accounts, relevant information, and incredible insight, Pulitzer Prize winners Kristof and WuDunn have created a literary masterpiece. This book addresses some heavy material such as global poverty, gender inequality, and gender-based violence.” Read more

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