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'Half The Sky' Author Sheryl WuDunn On The Fight For Gender Equality

Steve Scher
10/04/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Sheryl WuDunn On Gender Equality: 'The Biggest Issue Of Our Time' Around the world, it's not unusual for girls of poor families to be kept out of school. The mortality rate for girls under age five in India is 50 percent higher than for more–favored boys. Is gender inequity the biggest issue of our time? Sheryl WuDunn thinks so. She's the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." She spoke with us in April about education, poverty, maternal mortality, sex trafficking and gender inequality, and what can be done to help.

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Guest(s)

Sheryl WuDunn is a Pulitzer Prize winner and co–author of the book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide."

Sara Dickerman writes for Slate, Saveur, The New York Times and other publications. She's also blogging at saradickerman.com.

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