Digital Security Roundtable: Key Points

On June 20, we hosted a live online Roundtable conversation bringing together leaders from Pakistan, the United States, and Syria to discuss ways that they, as human rights defenders, utilize the internet and protect themselves online. The conversation was moderated by Abeer Pamuk, an Atlas Corps Fellow from Syria. Guests were RuthAnna Buffalo of Honor the Earth and Sacred Pipe…

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…

LIVE: Effects of U.S. Immigration Policy on Global Peacemaking Efforts

On Tuesday February 7, 2017, The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power hosted a virtual roundtable on the impacts of recent U.S. travel restrictions on peacemaking efforts around the world. Panelists included Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, founder of the International Civil Society Action Network and Rabia Chaudry of the United States Institute of Peace. 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%…

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…