“If you empower women... it changes society, it changes their role, it changes the future.”
—Dr. Allan Rosenfield, visionary leader and champion of women's health, and longtime EngenderHealth Board Member
Inspired by Half the Sky? The Reader's Companion from EngenderHealth will deepen your understanding of women’s health and rights and the change that is happening around the world, every minute, every day. Hear the voices of those working on the front lines of global health and development, and of the women and men who are beating impossible odds and improving lives in their communities.
Chapter by chapter, EngenderHealth invites you to read diverse perspectives, interviews, facts, and stories that expand on the topics raised in Half the Sky.
Learn more about what you can do to turn oppression into opportunity for women and girls everywhere!
There are 14 chapters in Half the Sky, and Chapter 1: Emancipating Twenty-First Century Slaves, tackles one of the toughest issues: human trafficking in sex slaves.
In it, read more about efforts to ensure that women and children can access health services and break out of the cycle of poverty and disease.
At the top right of each page is a drop-down menu titled "Select a Chapter." Use it to jump directly to specific chapters.