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The Resource A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power, Jimmy Carter

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

Label
A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power
Title
A call to action
Title remainder
women, religion, violence, and power
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Carter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • "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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NRC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carter, Jimmy
Dewey number
323.3/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's rights
  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex role
  • Human rights
Label
A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power, Jimmy Carter
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (211 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476773971
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2B6EA354-AE0D-4649-A069-32F773E79D5C
System control number
  • 1966430
  • (OCoLC)876366709
  • (OCoLC)ocn876366709
  • 1962577
  • 1966430
Label
A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power, Jimmy Carter
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (211 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476773971
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2B6EA354-AE0D-4649-A069-32F773E79D5C
System control number
  • 1966430
  • (OCoLC)876366709
  • (OCoLC)ocn876366709
  • 1962577
  • 1966430

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