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…

LIVE: Violence Against Women and Femicide in Mexico

On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power held a live online roundtable discussing the issue of violence against women and femicide in Mexico. Dr. Kirsten Rambo of the Women’s Shelter Program in San Luis Obispo County, California moderated the discussion with Maria Consuelo Mejia, of Catholics for the Right to…

LIVE: Roundtable on Sex Trafficking and Georgia’s Amendment 2

On Nov. 1, the Forum on Women hosted a Facebook Live conversation regarding the upcoming vote on Georgia’s Amendment 2, “Georgia Additional Penalties for Sex Crimes to Fund Services for Sexually Exploited Children,” and its local and wider relevance to the fight against sex trafficking. The Roundtable was moderated by sex trafficking advocate Natosha Reid Rice, with Paul…

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…

Autumn Burris and Bridget Perrier on the Nordic Model

Combating Sex Trafficking: The Nordic Model Solution

On Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, Autumn Burris of Survivors for Solutions, Bridget Perrier of Sex Trade 101, and The Carter Center’s Senior Policy Adviser on Human Rights, Karin Ryan, convened for a live roundtable discussion on the implementation of the Nordic Model solution to address prostitution and sex trafficking versus full decriminalization.  UN Women is seeking your…