By Jimmy Carter
The world’s discrimination and violence opposed to girls and women is the main severe, pervasive, and neglected violation of simple human rights: this can be President Jimmy Carter’s name to action.
President Carter used to be inspired to jot down this booklet by means of a large coalition of leaders of all faiths. His pressing record covers a process of discrimination that extends to each kingdom. girls are disadvantaged of equivalent chance in wealthier international locations and “owned” by means of males in others, pressured to undergo servitude, baby marriage, and genital slicing. the main susceptible, in addition to their kids, are trapped in warfare and violence.
A name to motion addresses the agony inflicted upon girls by means of a fake interpretation of rigorously chosen spiritual texts and a becoming tolerance of violence and battle. Key verses are usually passed over or quoted out of context through male spiritual 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 a hundred forty five international locations, and The Carter middle has had energetic tasks in additional than half them. around the globe, they've got obvious inequality emerging swiftly with each one passing decade. this is often real in either wealthy and bad nations, and one of the voters inside them.
Carter attracts upon his personal reports and the testimony of brave girls from all areas and all significant religions to illustrate that ladies all over the world, greater than half all humans, are being denied equivalent rights. this is often an educated and passionate cost a couple of devastating influence on financial prosperity and unconscionable human anguish. It impacts us all.
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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter