30 Lawyers, 30 Books: Gloria Allred
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Gloria Allred is one of the highest-profile lawyers in America and a founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg in Los Angeles.
“Groundbreaking and chilling, Half the Sky tells the heartbreaking but inspirational stories of some of the hundreds of millions of women and girls who are little more than serfs and objects in the world’s brutally misogynistic cultures. But hope is alive: The authors also recommend specific programs the reader can connect with that really do make a difference in combating sexual slavery, mothers dying in childbirth, female genital mutilation, bride burnings and other horrors. A must-read.”
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