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HALF THE SKY Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Contemporary Culture • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Just as moral leaders ended African slavery and the Holocaust, the authors say, a similar initiative is necessary to stop the oppression of third-world women in three disturbing areas: sex trafficking and forced prostitution, cultural violence against women, and maternal mortality. They argue that governments prefer bombing perceived enemies to dealing with these entrenched practices, despite evidence that educational investment, small business loans, and courageous lawmaking can all help women help themselves—and their children and communities. Cassandra Campbell’s somber reading couldn't be more attuned to the authors' mission as she interprets writing that is as intense as it gets. Her impressive depth carries listeners through the book's gruesome lows and inspiring highs, and ultimately to a place where they cannot dismiss this human rights tragedy. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781598879285 $34.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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