Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Other Half

New York Times Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and former Times correspondent Sheryl WuDunn published an article on August 17,2009 entitled "The Women's Crusade". Published in the New York Times, this essay was adapted from their book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” which will be released in September.

The main point of the piece - and the book - is that one of the main challenges that the world faces with regards to poverty and peace is the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. Their belief is that the best way to fight this problem is through educating women and helping them unleash their potential as an economic force.

Per Kristof and WuDunn, "With education and with help starting businesses, impoverished women can earn money and support their countries as well as their families. They represent perhaps the best hope for fighting global poverty."

Prendismo was fortunate to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Sheryl WuDunn. In this clip, she discusses why her new book "Half The Sky" is so meaningful.

"In this modern day, we still have the moral issue of not empowering women." - Sheryl WuDunn

To see all the clips from the interview with WuDunn, click here

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