Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman is a senior fellow at the World Policy Insitute and the founder of Ceasefire Liberia, a hyperlocal blog project that focuses on Liberia and the diaspora. Learn more about Ceasefire Liberia here.

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April 15, 2010

In Half the Sky, the husband-and-wife team of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn team up to shed light on the plights of many women around the world. Along the way, they offer up stories of courage and success, while also dishing out solutions to help those less fortunate. In this review, Ruthie Ackerman draws on her experiences working with women in Africa, applying doses of reality to the well-intentioned, often sunny outlooks presented by the authors.