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…
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 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. Dr. Gwynne Guibord and Dr. Lois M. Sprague
Articulating the urgency of combatting violence against women and girls globally, the authors describe a program of community reconciliation and healing undertaken by The Guibord Center with a great depth of spirit.
By The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program “We live in a world of such disparity that the only commodity some women have is their body. We have no option but to be with these women on the streets as well as with women in the church pews working to end these inequalities.” – Fulata Moyo Fulata Moyo…