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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade (June 10, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137278587
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137278586
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Ritu Sharma delivers inspiring stories of women and men who are overcoming great obstacles to improve the lives of girls and women under dire circumstances.  She also provides insights into how we in America can help individually and through our government’s aid programs.  Every citizen and lawmaker should read this book.” —Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, and founder of The Carter Center

 

“In Teach a Woman to Fish, Ritu Sharma shows us what unites women around the world: devotion to their families, pride in their children, and a willingness to sacrifice for a better future. Using highly accessible prose, she helps make the sometimes abstract concept of women’s empowerment concrete, showing how no matter where they live, women’s hard work is absolutely essential to building thriving communities” —Melinda Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"Ritu Sharma has a singular commitment to the rights of women and girls, a unique understanding of what it takes to make a difference, and an uncanny ability to combine the two." —Eve Ensler, Playwright and Activist

 

“Ritu Sharma paints a remarkably personal and poignant portrait of both the enormous challenges and the boundless resiliency of women living in some of the world’s poorest regions.  Most importantly, she provides keen insights into the circumstances that work against them, and offers an array of concrete steps based on the depth of her experience that can change lives and further empower these extraordinary women.” —Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

 

"Ritu Sharma is a passionate leader for women and girls around the world. With her profound understanding and compassion, she gives voice to their inspirational stories of hopes, dreams and challenges that will continue to echo in our hearts." —Maria Bello, actor and activist

 

“With a storyteller’s eye and an advocate’s passion, Ritu Sharma takes us on a personal journey that lays bare the simple injustices that rob women of their rights and dignity while offering a contrasting vision of aid interventions and policy reforms that unlock their potential for leadership and liberation.” — Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America 

 

About the Author

Ritu Sharma is a leading voice on international women’s issues and US foreign policy. She is co-founder of Women Thrive Worldwide, a non-profit that places the concerns of women and girls living in poverty at the forefront of US international assistance. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Amazing. As I'm reading this, I'm learning so much, and I want to join Ritu in helping the women of the world become secure and make the choices that are right for their families. Such a great book.
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By d jones on August 16, 2014
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Not my kind of book. I tried to find a reason to keep reading but couldn't. It wasn't what I had hoped for.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher T Burley on July 13, 2014
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Compelling stories + calls to action make this a must-read for anyone committed to the global movement for women's equality.
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