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A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power

Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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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 covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online verison:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Call to action.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
(OCoLC)876366709
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 9781476773957 1476773955 9781476773964 1476773963 1476773971 9781476773971
OCLC Number: 868276576
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: 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.  Read more...
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"A Call to Action enhances [Carter's] role as elder statesman and human rights warrior by focusing entirely on the enslavement, degradation, and torture that women endure around the world. . . . an Read more...

 
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