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A Call to Action

Women, Religion, Violence, And Power

By Jimmy Carter, 1924-

The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter’s call to action.

President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and “owned” by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence.

A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them.

Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all.

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2014

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9781476773957


Format: Book
Author: Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Summary: "The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power / Jimmy Carter.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Subject: Women's rights. Women's rights -- Religious aspects. Women -- Social conditions -- 21st century. Women -- Violence against. Sex discrimination against women. Sex role -- Religious aspects. Human rights.
Isbn: 9781476773957 (hardback) 1476773955 (hardback)
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System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 323.34 Car
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Bib Id: 510153

Format: Book
Author: Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Summary: Looks at the suffering, discrimination, and abuse suffered by women throughout the world, often as a result of distorted readings of religious texts, as witnessed by the author and the testimony of women representing different regions and religions.
Summary: "The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power / Jimmy Carter.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Description: viii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Women's rights.
Subjects: Women's rights -- Religious aspects.
Subjects: Women -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Subjects: Women -- Violence against.
Subjects: Sex discrimination against women.
Subjects: Sex role -- Religious aspects.
Subjects: Human rights.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: My childhood -- Commitment to peace and women's rights -- The Bible and gender equality -- Full prisons and legal killing -- Sexual assault and rape -- Violence and war -- Observations as a traveler -- Women and the Carter Center -- Learning from human rights heroes -- The genocide of girls -- Rape -- Slavery and prostitution -- Spouse abuse -- "Honor" killings -- Genital cutting -- Child marriage and dowry deaths -- Politics, pay, and maternal health -- The road to progress.
LCCN: 2014007266
ISBN: 9781476773957 (hardback)
ISBN: 1476773955 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 323.34 Car