I read this book over a period of several months. It's easy to dip in and out of when you have time to read just a few pages. The stories of women empowering themselves with a little boost from those of us who are privileged are amazing. Kristof and his wife Cheryl WuDunn, have traveled the world highlighting the places where women's rights have been violated. But they don't stop there. What makes this book so inspiring is the research they have done, and the personal interviews they did, to tell about the grassroots organizations and individual women who lifted up girls and women so that they can support themselves and their children, be assets to their communities and even raise the economic level of their countries.
If you've ever wondered "what can I do" about the injustice in the world, read Half the Sky, then turn to the many organizations at the end where you can do as little or as much as you are able to really make a difference.