“… 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 June 2, 2017, following a week of suicide bombs, civilian deaths and protest, peace talks began in Kabul with a renewed urgency. However, despite this push for peace, it soon became clear that, once again, women had been left out of the peace negotiation process. A dispatch from Human Rights Watch notes that in…Read More
On Sept. 25, the Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power hosted a live roundtable conversation to discuss the rise of white supremacy and violent extremism. Key Takeaways from the Conversation: 1. Police have reported that anti-government groups pose a greater threat to local forces than radicalized Muslims; however, most groups trying to prevent extremism/radicalization…Read More
On June 20, we hosted a live online Roundtable conversation bringing together leaders from Pakistan, the United States, and Syria to discuss ways that they, as human rights defenders, utilize the internet and protect themselves online. The conversation was moderated by Abeer Pamuk, an Atlas Corps Fellow from Syria. Guests were RuthAnna Buffalo of Honor the Earth and Sacred Pipe…Read More
In a world where the population is becoming increasingly connected through the Internet and digital tools, the transfer of information and ideas has become more prevalent than ever. As of April 2017, 3.8 billion people had access to the Internet, according to a Digital in 2017 study, which used numbers from the United Nations and the…Read More
We created a Storify of tweets and posts from the 2017 Human Rights Defenders Forum held at The Carter Center in May 2017.Read More
Watch a conversation between President Jimmy Carter and Senator Bernie Sanders beginning at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, May 8.