By Jimmy Carter
The world’s discrimination and violence opposed to girls and women is the main critical, pervasive, and neglected violation of easy human rights: this is often President Jimmy Carter’s name to action.
President Carter used to be inspired to put in writing this publication through a large coalition of leaders of all faiths. His pressing document covers a approach of discrimination that extends to each country. girls are disadvantaged of equivalent chance in wealthier international locations and “owned” by way of males in others, compelled to undergo servitude, baby marriage, and genital slicing. the main weak, besides their teenagers, are trapped in warfare and violence.
A name to motion addresses the anguish inflicted upon girls through a fake interpretation of rigorously chosen spiritual texts and a turning out to be tolerance of violence and struggle. Key verses are frequently passed over or quoted out of context by way of male non secular leaders to exalt the prestige of fellows and exclude ladies. And in countries that settle for or maybe glorify violence, this perceived inequality turns into the foundation for abuse. President Carter and his spouse, Rosalynn, have visited one hundred forty five nations, and The Carter heart has had lively tasks in additional than 1/2 them. around the globe, they've got obvious inequality emerging speedily with each one passing decade. this can be actual in either wealthy and negative nations, and one of the voters inside of them.
Carter attracts upon his personal reports and the testimony of brave ladies from all areas and all significant religions to illustrate that girls around the globe, greater than 1/2 all humans, are being denied equivalent rights. this is often an educated and passionate cost a few devastating impression on monetary prosperity and unconscionable human soreness. It impacts us all.
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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter