A Call to Action

Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
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Product Number: Z100135503
Released: Feb 12, 2018
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ISBN: #9781442372658
Narrator/s: Jimmy Carter
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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 is current. It covers the plight of women and girls-strangled at birth, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, genital cutting, deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others. And the most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. He addresses the adverse impact of distorted religious texts on women, by Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and Muslims. Special verses are often omitted or quoted out of context to exalt the status of men and exclude women. In a remark that is certain to get attention, Carter points out that women are treated more equally in some countries that are atheistic or where governments are strictly separated from religion. Carter describes his personal observations of the conditions and hardships of women around the world. He describes a trip in Africa with Bill Gates, Sr. and his wife, where they are appalled by visits to enormous brothels. He tells how he joined Nelson Mandela to plead for an end to South Africa's practice of outlawing treatments to protect babies from AIDS-infected mothers. Throughout, Carter reports on observations of women activists and workers of The Carter Center. This is an informed and passionate charge about human rights abuses against half the world's population. It comes from one of the world's most renowned human rights advocates.

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Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Original Publish Date: Mar 25, 2014

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Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Narrator(s): Jimmy Carter
Product Number DD11207
Released: Mar 25, 2014
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ISBN: #9781442372641
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Author(s): Jimmy Carter
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Released: Sep 11, 2014
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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