“… the most serious and unaddressed worldwide challenge is the deprivation and abuse of women and girls”
– Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
The Forum on Women, Religion, Violence and Power at The Carter Center is a platform for organizational and individual collaboration among diverse defenders of women’s and girls’ human rights as part of the Center’s Mobilizing Action for Women and Girls initiative.
This initiative encourages and supports greater efforts by scholars, activists, policymakers, and leaders of major faiths to ensure that women everywhere enjoy the same respect and protections as men.
Sustainable peace goes beyond the absence of violence to include rights and protections for diverse ethnic, gender, and religious groups.
Join the Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power at The Carter Center now to contribute your voice and take action to create a more peaceful world.
On Tuesday February 7, 2017, The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power hosted a virtual roundtable on the impacts of recent U.S. travel restrictions on peacemaking efforts around the world. Panelists included Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, founder of the International Civil Society Action Network and Rabia Chaudry of the United States Institute of Peace. The…Read More
Throughout history, religious texts of all sorts have paradoxically served as both a rationalization for and an argument against violence, specifically of violence against women. Islam in particular has come under fire in recent years for an allegedly higher prevalence of violence. One study of Muslims living in the United States asserted that 10%…Read More
This Saturday, January 21, 2017, The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power will be covering the Women’s March on Washington. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite of the Chicago Theological Seminary will be sending us videos of women from around the United States and world explaining #WhyIMarch. The Women’s March on Washington (WMW) is an…Read More
This short article was written by the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria, Islamic Education Trust, Minna. A charitable organization based in the city of Minna in Northern Nigeria established in 1969 which is majorly devoted to da’wah, education and welfare, including areas such as water, medical and orphan support. The Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN) is the research…Read More
On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power held a live online roundtable discussing the issue of violence against women and femicide in Mexico. Dr. Kirsten Rambo of the Women’s Shelter Program in San Luis Obispo County, California moderated the discussion with Maria Consuelo Mejia, of Catholics for the Right to…Read More
On Nov. 1, the Forum on Women hosted a Facebook Live conversation regarding the upcoming vote on Georgia’s Amendment 2, “Georgia Additional Penalties for Sex Crimes to Fund Services for Sexually Exploited Children,” and its local and wider relevance to the fight against sex trafficking. The Roundtable was moderated by sex trafficking advocate Natosha Reid Rice, with Paul…Read More