Half the Sky: Turing Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

VUSM-392

Based on the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, this course explores the issues underlying and resulting from oppression of women. Their stories illustrate the economic progress that lies in unleashing women's potential. Across the globe, courageous individuals are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of human trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality present a critical opportunity to change the world. Students must complete 25 hours or 10 instances of service. Prerequisite: any 100-level VUSM course or transfer student placement. SCG

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3

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