20 April 2011

Who holds up half the sky?


I read this book last semester for the D-Lab Schools class, but was reminded of it now as it's being nominated for the Katerva Challenge.  Sheryl WuDunn's TED talk has a way for making the book - and this larger "Girl Effect" movement come alive, more so than the website that is sadly not very informative in itself.  She and her husband Nicholas Kristof also wrote an informative NYTimes article that walks through their hypothesis that, to combat poverty and extremism, we need to emancipate and educate girls to allow them to take on their pivotal role in the home, the workforce, and even the world at large.