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Half the Sky

Half the Sky
A Book

by Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn

  • Publisher : Virago Press
  • Release : 2018-04-05
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780349009681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More girls are killed in this routine 'gendercide' in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth, it was totalitarianism. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.

Half the Sky

Half the Sky
A Book

by Judith Krause

  • Publisher : Regina : Coteau Books
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 67
  • ISBN : 9781550500561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Half the Sky

Half the Sky
A Book

by Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-09-08
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0307273156
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation—the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. From the bestselling authors of Tightrope, two of our most fiercely moral voices 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.

Transmediality of the Half the Sky Movement

Transmediality of the Half the Sky Movement
How transmedial strategies are beneficial for human-rights activism

by Lynn Kühner

  • Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing
  • Release : 2015-11-30
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN : 3954893991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This paper examines another way of using transmediality, which goes beyond entertainment and marketing: transmedial activism, made by human rights organisations. Half the Sky Movement is a transmedial project based on the book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2009) and aims to stop the oppression of women worldwide. When examining the concept behind this transmedia activism project, one will soon recognize that the approach the organization makes to convey the non-fictional content is in many ways similar to the approaches of media companies that sell fictional transmedial stories. The paper aims to answer two central questions: How is the concept of transmedial storytelling applied to the Half the Sky Movement and in how far is this strategy beneficial for the aims of the project?

Holding Up Half the Sky

Holding Up Half the Sky
A Biblical Case for Women Leading and Teaching in the Church

by Graham Joseph Hill

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2020-04-30
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1532686137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles. Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ's church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, disciplers, and leaders transforms not only personal lives, but also the church and the world. This book offers a biblical case for women teaching and leading in the church. Hill then explores practical ways that we can empower and release more female leaders in the church, and ways that we can amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women in the way Jesus intended. Together women and men can revitalize the church and renew the world.

More Than Half the Sky ?

More Than Half the Sky ?
Descriptions and Determinants of the Career Development of Female Chinese Senior Executives Working for Multinational Companies in China

by Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski

  • Publisher : Cuvillier Verlag
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 3736996837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women Hold Up Half the Sky
Selected Speeches of Nicola Sturgeon

by Robert Davidson

  • Publisher : Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Release : 2021-05-10
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1913207617
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first woman to be elected First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon’s impact on the future of Scotland and the United Kingdom makes her words essential reading. Independently selected by editor Robert Davidson, this collection of speeches from her time as First Minister addresses such crucial matters as the climate crisis, education, human rights and the European Union. Women Hold Up Half the Sky depicts a leader tackling not only immediate, pressing concerns but also mapping out a progressive agenda for the future.

Holding Up Half the Sky

Holding Up Half the Sky
Women's Rights in China's Changing Economy : Roundtable Before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, February 24, 2003

by United States,United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky
Chinese Women Garment Workers in New York City, 1948-92

by Xiaolan Bao

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9780252026317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Women Hold Up Half The Sky: The Political-economic And Socioeconomic Narratives Of Women In China

Women Hold Up Half The Sky: The Political-economic And Socioeconomic Narratives Of Women In China
A Book

by Tai Wei Lim

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2021-02-22
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9811226202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume will look into some macro factors that have an impact on gender conceptualizations in China. First, China is a highly-centralized state with a one-party political system that is also an authoritarian strongman regime. Thus, policies (including those related to gender) from the center are promulgated centripetally to provinces, cities, towns, villages, and local areas effectively.In terms of policy-making, the Chinese government noted that they have strengthened the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) guide for women's work, enacted/upgraded rights protection law in the National People's Congress (NPC), actualized mechanisms for women's cause in the Chinese People's Political Conservative Conference (CPPCC), streamlined work systems for effective implementation of national gender equality policies, and augmented the Women's Federation as an intermediary between the Communist Party of China (CPC), the state, and all Chinese women.As productive forces, Chinese women in the socialist era were exemplary models of mothers and career women who treated family life and work as equally important priorities. They were upper middle class to high net worth individuals who showed their successes in juggling both as objects of moral suasion for other Chinese women in state-led publicity. Some of them were touted by the state as ideal modern Chinese women in state media, moral suasion campaigns, and/or propaganda.

Reaching for Half the Sky

Reaching for Half the Sky
A Reader in Women's Movement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781448751402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women Hold Up Half the Sky
Women in the Church in Southern Africa

by Denise Ackermann,Jonathan A. Draper,Emma Mashinini

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Holding Up Half the Sky

Holding Up Half the Sky
Chinese Women Past, Present, and Future

by Jie Tao,Bijun Zheng,Shirley L. Mow

  • Publisher : Feminist Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9781558614666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents work by Chinese women scholars on women's studies in China. It contains essays on the following themes: Women in early Chinese history and culture; Women and changing China; Women and education; Marriage and family; Women and work; Women and the future.

More Than Half the Sky

More Than Half the Sky
Creative Writings by Thirty Singaporean Women

by Liew Geok Leong

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Half a Sky

Half a Sky
The Coscuin Chronicles Book 2

by R. A. Lafferty

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-01-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1473213509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A constellation of persons or events will have precedent. It will not appear out of nothing; it's a converging of previous trails and persons. Before one set of adventures, there was always another set; and before those, still another set, back to the beginning of the world. We pass from one set to another now, from the Green-Flame adventure to the Half-Sky adventure. We are still in the middle of the nineteenth century, that most unreal of centuries, looking for reality under stodgy and ridiculous surface.

Tightrope

Tightrope
Americans Reaching for Hope

by Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2020-01-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0525655093
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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. This must-read book from the authors of Half the Sky “shows how we can and must do better” (Katie Couric). "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 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.

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories
Essays on the Language of the Chinese Revolution

by Ban Wang

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2010-10-05
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9004188614
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In spite of dislocations and ruptures in China’s revolutionary language, to rethink this discourse is to revisit a history in terms of sedimented layers of linguistic meanings and political aspirations. Earlier meanings of revolutionary words may persist or coexist with non-revolutionary rivals. Recovery of the vital uses of key revolutionary words projects critical alternatives in which contemporary capitalist myths can be contested.

Break Open the Sky

Break Open the Sky
Saving Our Faith from a Culture of Fear

by Stephan Bauman

  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1601425872
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a World that Thrives on Fear, Have Faith Compared to all previous generations, we are safer, live longer, hurt less, and earn more. Yet we are more afraid than ever. Fear has slipped into our souls, leaving us on edge and constantly anxious. No longer a safe harbor, a source of strength, or a bastion for love, faith has fallen prey to a culture of fear. We face a defining moment. Will we cave to fear or rise in faith? Stephan Bauman, the former president of World Relief, has seen firsthand in some of the most difficult places in the world how it is possible to embrace love in the face of fear. Break Open the Sky is an invitation to live in authentic faith, free from fear and its debilitating symptoms. By embracing Jesus’s core yet counterintuitive teachings on truth, love, and risk, you can find freedom from the fear of the unknown, release from the uncertainty of the other, and liberation from the anxieties that hold you back. Are you ready to pursue a countercultural kingdom of grace and love rather than safety and comfort? If so, here is your guide for changing the atmosphere of your culture, church, and world. It will only happen as you take risks big enough to break open the sky.

Employment of Women in Chinese Cultures

Employment of Women in Chinese Cultures
Half the Sky

by Cherlyn S. Granrose

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examining the employment lives of Chinese women living under different government systems at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the contributors to this volume present an overview of factors affecting the employment status of women. The volume includes chapters on the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore - nations that have common Chinese cultural experiences but very different economic systems and government structures. Policies and laws vary widely in Chinese societies from the egalitarian, socialist provisions of The People's Republic of China to the laissez-faire, capitalist policy the British advocated for the Hong Kong government before 1997. Employment of Women in Chinese Cultures provides a theoretical introduction from both Chinese and Western perspectives, as well as summaries of the effect on women's employment of government policies on taxation, health and safety, reproduction, childcare, and education in each nation-state. By juxtaposing the work of women of a similar cultural heritage living under different government systems, new insights are gained that can benefit Chinese working women wherever they live. Scholars and students of management, labor, gender, and China will find this volume of great interest. Government leaders will also find the research on women's employment lives a useful tool in future decision-making.