“… 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 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.
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