Digital Security: Protecting Human Rights Defenders Online

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…

Human Rights Defender – The Women’s Microfinance Initiative

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…

LIVE: Scriptural challenges to violence against women, from an Islamic perspective

  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%…

Women's March on Washington

Forum on Women at the Women’s March on Washington

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…

A Woman’s Inheritance and Gender Equity in Islamic Law: The Basics

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…

Dealing with Domestic Violence against Women: An Islamic Perspective

To facilitate greater exchange of grassroots knowledge, resources, best practices, and lessons learned, we are conducting a series of guest interviews to sustain both public and private conversations about critical and timely issues. In recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which takes place annually on Nov. 25, we are discussing through a series of interviews religious perspectives on…

Dealing with Violence Against Women: A Christian and African Traditional Religious Perspective

To facilitate greater exchange of grassroots knowledge, resources, best practices, and lessons learned, we are conducting a series of guest interviews to sustain both public and private conversations about critical and timely issues.  In recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which takes place annually on Nov. 25, we are discussing religious perspectives on violence against women. Professor…

The 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report: Lesson Learned

Earlier this year, The US Department of State released its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for 2016. Using a diagnostic tool called the 3Ps – prosecuting traffickers, protecting and empowering victims, and preventing future trafficking crimes – the Department of State assesses government efforts in combating human trafficking. A total of 185 countries were analyzed in the report of which 36…

#HRDEFENDER – Apne Aap Women Worldwide

To facilitate greater exchange of grassroots knowledge, resources, best practices, and lessons learned, we will be highlighting an organization or person defending the rights of people (Human Rights Defenders) to create awareness and sustain both public and private conversations about critical and timely issues. Millions of women and girls around the world are exploited in the commercial…

Kathy Crandall Robinson of WAND

The Economics of Peace with Kathy Robinson

To facilitate greater exchange of grassroots knowledge, resources, best practices, and lessons learned, we are conducting a series of guest interviews to sustain both public and private conversations about critical and timely issues. This week we are discussing the economics of peace with Kathy Crandall Robinson. Kathy is the Senior Public Policy Director for Women’s Action for New…