A call to arms against the most pervasive human rights violation of the 21st century: the oppression of women in the developing world.
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China as New York Times correspondents. Mr Kristof won a second Pulitzer for his op-ed columns. They live in the New York area with their three children.
Khaleid Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner * `These stories show us the power and resilience of women who would have every reason to give up but never do . . . You will not want to put this book down' * THE NEW YORK TIMES * `An inspiring testament to women's courage, and their struggle for hope and recovery' * Weekly (starred review) * `This wonderful book combines a denunciation of horrible abuses with clear-eyed hope and some compelling practical strategies. The courageous women described here, and millions more like them, deserve nothing less' * A brilliantly argued case for investing in the health and autonomy of women worldwide . . . Far from making moral appeals, the authors posit that it is impossible for countries to climb out of poverty if only a fraction of women participate in the labour force . . . The authors reveal local women to be the most effective change agents * Publishers' *