Zainab Salbi says: Half the Sky is one of the few pivotal books that really changed the women’s movement from being confined to activists to something more universal. The awakening and realisation of that call is very exciting.
Mia Farrow says: In the book one of the stories is about how, if you took every girl and woman who has to walk to get water, that distance circles the whole globe. That is how their day is spent. Women in so much of the world are doing so much of the labour without having any of the rights or reaping their share of the profits, not to mention the issue of respect for women and girls. If you educate girls, women and boys then they will have a different perspective on who women are and what they are capable of.