Sheryl Wudunn: Our Century's Greatest Injustice

A major focus of my life and ministry is to challenge women to believe God for the more He wants to do in and through their lives.  I write and speak about this a lot.But for many women in our world, they can't think about potential and becoming all they can be.  All they can think about is survival.I have had the privilege, on several occasions, to meet and listen to Sheryl WuDunn of Half the Sky tell stories about the realities for women in many parts of the world.  The research she and her co-author husband, Nick Kristoff, did on the atrocities and oppression of women around the globe was devastating and hopeful.The subtitle of their book is Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.When I spoke in Ethiopia recently I recounted the story of a woman who was left to die by her family because a fistula disabled her and the stench was unbearable to others.  She crawled to another village with a missionary hospital, had the fistula repaired, met Jesus, finished school, went on to become a doctor and returned to start a fistula hospital.You can hear Sheryl on Ted here:[youtube=] 18 minOn Wednesday I will post a fascinating video interview of Carolyn Custis James, author of Half the Church, and Chai Ling, Chinese activist and founder of All Girls Allowed.What about you?  How can you help turn oppression into opportunity?c2012Judy DouglassRelated post:Only a Worthless Daughter?