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
"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"--
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
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10308111
Cataloging source
DLC
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1924-
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Carter, Jimmy
Dewey number
323.3/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236
LC item number
.C375 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Women's rights
  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex role
  • Human rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
women, religion, violence, and power
Label
A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power, Jimmy Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn868276576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781476773957
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014007266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)868276576
Label
A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power, Jimmy Carter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn868276576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781476773957
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014007266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)868276576

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