September 17, 2009
Charitable Efforts to Help Women Worldwide Gain Traction
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Nicholas Kristof, an opinion columnist at The New York Times, and Sheryl WuDunn, a former business editor at the Times, take the title of their book from a Chinese proverb: "Women hold up half the sky." They argue that helping women and girls prosper is the best way to combat poverty.