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…

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…

Kathy Crandall Robinson of WAND

The Economics of Peace with Kathy Robinson

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. This week we are discussing the economics of peace with Kathy Crandall Robinson. Kathy is the Senior Public Policy Director for Women’s Action for New…

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.