Understanding The Feminization Of Poverty

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…

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…

LIVE: Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice

On Friday, October 14, economist Radhika Balakrishnan took part in two conversations regarding economic policy and its critical importance to the advancement of human rights. We streamed each talk via Facebook Live, which you can view below. At Emory University At The Carter Center The dominant approach to economic policy has so far failed to adequately…

World Peace: Facts & Figures

“Peace” – what does it mean? Merriam-Webster provides the following definition: What would it mean to have world peace? The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, released in January 2016, lists the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or “Global Goals,” which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that…

The Carter Center: Waging Peace in the Face of Violent Extremism

By The Carter Center’ s Human Rights Program

On the occasion of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, and following the Carter Center’s convening of women’s and girls’ human rights defenders from 20 countries for the “Beyond Violence: Women Leading for Peaceful Societies” forum, we advance a call for action now to promote sustainable peace and security, by addressing not only immediate threats but also the underlying drivers of violent extremism and conflict through the advancement of inclusive decision-making processes.