Half the Sky

Half the Sky
Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2009-09-08
ISBN 10 : 9780307273154
ISBN 13 : 0307273156
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half the Sky Book Description:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation—the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. From the bestselling authors of Tightrope, two of our most fiercely moral voices With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

More than half the sky

   More than half the sky
Author : Bettina Al-Sadik-Lowinski
Publisher : Cuvillier Verlag
Total Pages : 372
Release : 2017-12-11
ISBN 10 : 9783736986831
ISBN 13 : 3736986831
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More than half the sky Book Description:

China has amongst the highest proportion of women in senior executive management roles, far outstripping Western countries such as the USA, France or Germany. Both in China and throughout the world, female executives are subject to a wide range of influences that affect their prospects for success in their careers. Very little is said in the existing literature about these determinants, context-specific factors and the career paths of top Chinese female managers, and hence there are almost no descriptions of the experiences of female Chinese executives. This thesis approaches the topic and its various aspects in a holistic manner in order to better understand the career determinants and career paths and patterns of female executives working in multinational companies in modern-day China. A conceptual framework was developed following Creswell (2014), which was based on existing research to provide an overall “theoretical orientation lens” and served a “map” guiding this qualitative research and its analysis. Using data collected through semi-structured interviews with 35 female Chinese executives and using content analysis as the instrument of analysis, this dissertation presents and interprets the women’s descriptions regarding external and individual determinants as well as their career paths. The study culminates with a typology describing the typical career patterns of the study group. This thesis concludes with clear recommendations for HR-management both in and beyond China that may help to support women rising to senior executive levels and bind them to foreign multinational organizations in China. The research also provides useful career strategies for women who are targeting a senior level managerial career based on the example of the Chinese female executives.

Holding Up Half the Sky

Holding Up Half the Sky
Author : Graham Joseph Hill
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages : 154
Release : 2020-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781532686139
ISBN 13 : 1532686137
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holding Up Half the Sky Book Description:

Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles. Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ's church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, disciplers, and leaders transforms not only personal lives, but also the church and the world. This book offers a biblical case for women teaching and leading in the church. Hill then explores practical ways that we can empower and release more female leaders in the church, and ways that we can amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women in the way Jesus intended. Together women and men can revitalize the church and renew the world.

Transmediality of the Half the Sky Movement

Transmediality of the Half the Sky Movement
Author : Lynn Kühner
Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing
Total Pages : 23
Release : 2015-11-30
ISBN 10 : 9783954893997
ISBN 13 : 3954893991
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transmediality of the Half the Sky Movement Book Description:

This paper examines another way of using transmediality, which goes beyond entertainment and marketing: transmedial activism, made by human rights organisations. Half the Sky Movement is a transmedial project based on the book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2009) and aims to stop the oppression of women worldwide. When examining the concept behind this transmedia activism project, one will soon recognize that the approach the organization makes to convey the non-fictional content is in many ways similar to the approaches of media companies that sell fictional transmedial stories. The paper aims to answer two central questions: How is the concept of transmedial storytelling applied to the Half the Sky Movement and in how far is this strategy beneficial for the aims of the project?

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women Hold Up Half the Sky
Author : Robert Davidson
Publisher : Sandstone Press Ltd
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2021-05-10
ISBN 10 : 9781913207618
ISBN 13 : 1913207617
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Hold Up Half the Sky Book Description:

The first woman to be elected First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon’s impact on the future of Scotland and the United Kingdom makes her words essential reading. Independently selected by editor Robert Davidson, this collection of speeches from her time as First Minister addresses such crucial matters as the climate crisis, education, human rights and the European Union. Women Hold Up Half the Sky depicts a leader tackling not only immediate, pressing concerns but also mapping out a progressive agenda for the future.

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky
Author : Xiaolan Bao
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Total Pages : 330
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0252026314
ISBN 13 : 9780252026317
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky Book Description:

In 1982, twenty thousand Chinese-American garment workers-mostly women--went on strike in New York's Chinatown and forced every Chinese garment industry employer in the city to sign a union contract. In this pioneering study, Xiaolan Bao penetrates to the heart of Chinese-American society to explain how this militancy and organized protest, seemingly so at odds with traditional Chinese female behavior, came about.Bao conducted more than a hundred interviews, primarily with Chinese immigrant women who were working or had worked in the Chinatown garment shops and garment-related institutions in the city. Blending these poignant, often dramatic personal stories with a detailed history of the garment industry, Chinese immigrant labor, and the Chinese community in New York, Bao shows how the high rate of married women participating in wage-earning labor outside the home profoundly transformed family culture and with it the image and empowerment of Chinese-American women.Bao offers a complex and subtle discussion of the interplay of ethnic and class factors within the garment industry in New York City. She examines the exploitative paternalism, rooted in ethnic social and economic structures, by which operators sustained low wages and marginal working conditions. She also documents the uneasy relationship between the ILGWU and rank-and-file women garment workers whose claim to direct representation was essentially ignored by union leadership. Through the words of the women workers themselves, Bao shows how their changing positions within their families and within the workplace galvanized them to unite and stand up for themselves. Passionately told and prodigiously documented, 3Holding Up More Than Half the Sky is an important contribution to Asian-American history, labor history, and the history of women.

MORE THAN HALF THE SKY WOMEN SELF HELP GROUPS

MORE THAN HALF THE SKY WOMEN SELF HELP GROUPS
Author : Aayush Shrivastava
Publisher : Book Rivers
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2021-12-22
ISBN 10 : 9789355151346
ISBN 13 : 9355151349
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MORE THAN HALF THE SKY WOMEN SELF HELP GROUPS Book Description:

Women Hold Up Half The Sky The Political economic And Socioeconomic Narratives Of Women In China

Women Hold Up Half The Sky  The Political economic And Socioeconomic Narratives Of Women In China
Author : Tai Wei Lim
Publisher : World Scientific
Total Pages : 140
Release : 2021-02-22
ISBN 10 : 9789811226205
ISBN 13 : 9811226202
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Hold Up Half The Sky The Political economic And Socioeconomic Narratives Of Women In China Book Description:

This volume will look into some macro factors that have an impact on gender conceptualizations in China. First, China is a highly-centralized state with a one-party political system that is also an authoritarian strongman regime. Thus, policies (including those related to gender) from the center are promulgated centripetally to provinces, cities, towns, villages, and local areas effectively.In terms of policy-making, the Chinese government noted that they have strengthened the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) guide for women's work, enacted/upgraded rights protection law in the National People's Congress (NPC), actualized mechanisms for women's cause in the Chinese People's Political Conservative Conference (CPPCC), streamlined work systems for effective implementation of national gender equality policies, and augmented the Women's Federation as an intermediary between the Communist Party of China (CPC), the state, and all Chinese women.As productive forces, Chinese women in the socialist era were exemplary models of mothers and career women who treated family life and work as equally important priorities. They were upper middle class to high net worth individuals who showed their successes in juggling both as objects of moral suasion for other Chinese women in state-led publicity. Some of them were touted by the state as ideal modern Chinese women in state media, moral suasion campaigns, and/or propaganda.

Reaching for Half the Sky

Reaching for Half the Sky
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 130
Release : 1985
ISBN 10 : UVA:X001067370
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reaching for Half the Sky Book Description:

More Than Half the Sky

More Than Half the Sky
Author : Liew Geok Leong
Publisher :
Total Pages : 344
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015045610436
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than Half the Sky Book Description: