August 15, 2009

Women Can Hold Up Half the Sky

Take a moment to learn more about journalist and op-ed New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and business woman and Pulitzer prize winner, Sheryl WuDunn's new book Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. It is imperative to not only look at the treatment of women worldwide, but to think about how to effect long-lasting change! Check out this recent article on; an excerpt from Half the Sky on 3 things you can do to empower women.

In Half the Sky, Kristof and WuDunn speak, for example, about their work with women who are trafficked for sex. Right here in Philadelphia, PA there are many ways to get involved working with women who are trafficked for sex, living in brothels and hoping to escape and recover. Organizations include Center for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, Dawn's Place and Soroptimist.

For more information about Half the Sky please listen here to the Amazon podcast or check out the book at your local book retailer or library. To get involved in the above mentioned organizations, please contact us at

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