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…

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…