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Nicholas Kristof: Half the Sky

Jenny Asarnow
11/19/2009 at 8:00 p.m.

More than 60 million women are missing from the world's population today as a result of sex–selective abortion, violence, and unequal access to health care and food. That's according to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. He contends that the paramount moral challenge for the 21st century is achieving global gender equity. Kristof and his wife, former Times editor Sheryl WuDunn, tell stories of women's struggles in their book "Half the Sky: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide."

Nicholas Kristof spoke at Town Hall Seattle on October 15, 2009, in an event sponsored by the World Affairs Council. He urged the audience to actively help women around the world achieve equal status in the global economy.



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