Half The Sky

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

By: Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. 2009

Half the Sky is a Pulitzer Prize, game-changer book, a must-read, especially for women. The journalist authors Kristof and WuDunn spent months in Africa and Asia, studying mainly three areas: sex trafficking and forced prostitution, maternal mortality and gender-based violence. If you do nothing else but learn how key it is to educate girls around the world, you have awakened. The authors have painstakingly researched their stories, introduce you to real people, been honest with strategies that have and haven’t worked, and compel you to act. Melinda Gates called it: “Both a brutal awakening and an unmistakable call to action, this book should be read by all.”

LINKS TO NON-PROFITS:www.halftheskymovement.org/partners This movement inspired by Kristof and Wudunn’s work and entitled Half the Sky, gives us a comprehensive list of organizations that specialize in supporting women in developing countries. Categories of groups/organizations to donate or lend to include education, gender-based violence, sex trafficking, maternal and reproductive health, economic empowerment and women’s leadership. If you are looking for a place to give, this has it all.