Half the Sky

Pulitzer Prize winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstancesThe book argues that the oppression of women worldwide is "the paramount moral challenge" of the present era. Half the Sky focuses on sex trafficking, maternal health, sexual violence, micro-finance and girls' education.

Through the personal stories of women around the world, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They show how people have assisted women to achieve their potential and how we can each do our part. This book features a chapter on the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. 

Paperback 352 pages. Published 2010.