xxii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The girl effect Emancipating twenty-first-century slaves Fighting slavery from Seattle Prohibition and prostitution Rescuing girls is the easy part Learning to speak up The new abolitionists Rule by rape Mukhtar's school The shame of "honor" "Study abroad" in the Congo Maternal mortality, one woman a minute A doctor who treats countries, not patients Why do women die in childbirth? Edna's hospital Family planning and the "God gulf" Jane Roberts and her 34 million friends Is Islam misogynistic? The Afghan insurgent Investing in education Ann and Angeline Microcredit : the financial revolution A CARE package for Goretti The axis of equality Tears over Time magazine Grassroots vs treetops Girls helping girls What you can do Four steps you can take in the next ten minutes Appendix. Organizations supporting women.
Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index.
K3243 .K75 2009
9780307267146 alkaline paper 0307267148 alkaline paper