“… 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.
Watch a conversation between President Jimmy Carter and Senator Bernie Sanders beginning at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, May 8.
According to the United Nations, women earn an average of 60-75% what their male counterparts earn, and the resource disparity is widening each year around the world. This phenomenon is referred to as the feminization of poverty. Several types of charities and organizations have been set up to combat this growing problem, but arguably the…Read More
World poverty is an increasingly important issue getting the attention of individuals and organizations globally. Poverty coincides with many factors including geographic location, race, and education. None of these factors predict poverty as consistently as gender. The overwhelming impact of poverty on the world’s female population is generally referred to as “the feminization of poverty.” This phenomenon…Read More
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