New PDF release: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
By Jimmy Carter
The world’s discrimination and violence opposed to girls and women is the main critical, pervasive, and overlooked violation of uncomplicated human rights: this can be President Jimmy Carter’s name to action.
President Carter was once inspired to write down this ebook through a large coalition of leaders of all faiths. His pressing record covers a procedure of discrimination that extends to each country. girls are disadvantaged of equivalent chance in wealthier international locations and “owned” by means of males in others, pressured to endure servitude, baby marriage, and genital slicing. the main weak, in addition to their teenagers, are trapped in struggle and violence.
A name to motion addresses the agony inflicted upon ladies by way of a fake interpretation of conscientiously chosen non secular texts and a becoming tolerance of violence and conflict. Key verses are usually passed over or quoted out of context by way of male non secular leaders to exalt the prestige of guys and exclude girls. And in countries that settle for or maybe glorify violence, this perceived inequality turns into the root for abuse. President Carter and his spouse, Rosalynn, have visited one hundred forty five nations, and The Carter heart has had energetic initiatives in additional than half them. worldwide, they've got visible inequality emerging speedily with every one passing decade. this can be actual in either wealthy and bad international locations, and one of the electorate inside of them.
Carter attracts upon his personal reviews and the testimony of brave girls from all areas and all significant religions to illustrate that ladies world wide, greater than half all people, are being denied equivalent rights. this can be an educated and passionate cost a couple of devastating impact on monetary prosperity and unconscionable human ache. It impacts us all.
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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter