[ View the story "President Jimmy Carter's 'call to action' on women's rights" on Storify] President Jimmy Carter's 'call to action' on women's rights The former US president joins The Stream to discuss his involvement in the #ForumOnWomen.
The Stream· Tue, Feb 10 2015 16:29:08
Since leaving office in 1981, former
US President Jimmy Carter
has worked to build his legacy as a humanitarian and advocate of equal rights. At 91 years old, Carter has visited more than 140 countries and
more than two dozen books covering a range of topics, from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to reflections on geopolitics and his administration.
In his latest book,
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power,
the former president details what he
is the world's "most serious and unaddressed" issue: the "deprivation and abuse of women and girls". Citing
about the prevalence of female genital mutilation in Africa and remarking on the issue of sexual assault in the US military, Carter has embarked on a campaign to raise awareness of women's rights issues worldwide.
The Carter Center
- the nonprofit organisation founded by Carter in 1982 to combat human rights abuses - is hosting the
Forum on Women
to highlight the efforts to address and resolve violence and abuse of women.
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Speaking with the
last year, the former president noted the role of religion in perpetuating violence against women. In the video below, Carter, explains how some people can misuse scripture to subjugate women.
Jimmy Carter: 'God doesn't hate women'washingtonpost
#Beyondviolence: I know of no seminary preparing pastors that includes a course on Gender Based Violence. It is essential.Mimi Haddad
The Stream asked, "Do you think global action on women's rights has matched the rhetoric of world leaders? Why or why not?"
@AJStream #womenrights have improved significantly. Anyway they shouldn't make women equal to men, but rather a perfection for each otherM. Esam
@m95essam @AJStream I think this is nonsense, as women do not live for men, they live for themselves.Nor do men live for women, even less soCeftali
@m95essam @AJStream in some societies they are raised to believe that but not in free societies. Women are able to sustain themselves,Ceftali
Why are women important for conflict resolution?
@locke @AJStream bcoz they r equal victims of the war & bring a different perspective then men. Often they r working & raising future generZunera Mazhar
@locke @AJStream Women r the key to peace process. They can ensure future generation doesn't get raised with hate & revenge in their heartZunera Mazhar