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This video was produced by Half the Sky Movement, a great organization dedicated to turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide. You can follow and Like them on Facebook. Founders Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn wrote a book called "Half the Sky" you may want to check out, and here’s a great article Kristof wrote about one Vietnamese smart girl, Dao Ngoc Phung. You can also follow Kristof on Facebook and WuDunn on Twitter.

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