By The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program In his book “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power,” Jimmy Carter identifies 23 actions to advance the rights of women and girls throughout the world. These actions give at least every citizen, state, and nation an action point that they can work from to improve…
Join Jimmy Carter in Urging Amnesty International to Adopt the Nordic Model for Ending Sexual Exploitation
By The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program Join Jimmy Carter’s appeal to Amnesty International. Amnesty (AI), one of the most important human rights organizations in the world, has come to the aid of countless victims of human rights violations for more than 30 years and its members are committed to advancing human rights in every…
By Mimi Haddad
Dr. Mimi Haddad furthers the discussion of religions’ role in disenfranchising women. She uses her background as a Christian theologian to analyze ways that the Christian church has been complicit in the marginalization and injustice of girls and women and how the church can play a vital role in advancing the rights of women and girls.
By Kawther Al-Kholy
The author describes training being conducted in Egypt to engage influential religious actors in the effort to advance women’s human rights and combat violence.
By Maryam Uwais In this article, the author explores the case of a child bride charged with murder, as the result of her desperate efforts to end her own pain. Concluding that not only the husband and father, but her society failed the girl, this case demonstrated the harm that early marriage and the deprivation of…
By Ashley Binetti
The author observes and questions the phenomenon of young Western women who are drawn to extremist groups like the so-called Islamic State (IS), and proposes further research to understand and prevent this occurrence.
By Karin D. Ryan, Senior Adviser for Human Rights at The Carter Center “Ask yourself: what can I do personally to alleviate the horrendous persecution…discrimination and even murder of my fellow human beings who just happen to be female? I don’t know of a more important human rights cause that anyone can undertake.” – Jimmy…
By Katherine Marshall
Tackling the role of religion in social norms, the author articulates the reasons why engaging faith leaders and religious communities is an important strategy for ending child marriage.
By Penda Mbow
This article revisits the “clash of civilizations” thesis at a time when considerations of cultural diversity and social integration are urgently on our minds. Translated by Katherine Marshall from the original, published in French on January 15, 2015 in French on SudOnline, and printed here with permission from the author.
By Rev. Susan B. Thistlethwaite
The author explores the links between Christian theology and history, and the militarism which remains so prevalent in society today. Thistlethwaite sheds light on how the dominance of physical force influences our race, ethnic and gender relationships, perpetuating violence and damaging our spirits, concluding with a call to de-legitimize militarism before it’s too late.