Former President Jimmy Carter – Advancing Women’s Rights

Carter Center Conference Mobilizes Faith Groups to Advance Women’s Rights

June 28, 2013

Top religious leaders, activists, and religious scholars representing more than 15 countries and over 35 faith-based organizations, universities, and religious bodies, who are committed to making concrete gains in women’s rights gathered at The Carter Center June 27-29 for the conference “Mobilizing Faith for Women: Engaging the Power of Religion and Belief to Advance Human Rights and Dignity.”  The conference highlighted the influence of religion on women’s rights and called on people of faith and religious leaders to assume their responsibility to advance equally the well being of all members of society. Discussions focused on aligning religious life with human rights, stopping human trafficking, connecting religious study to advocacy, and the impact of war on women.

Watch the 20-minute video below to hear President Carter’s remarks at the conference on Friday, June 28.

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