On Feb. 9-10, 2015, more than 60 scholars, activists, and religious leaders from 20 countries participated in The Carter Center's Human Rights Defenders Forum. "Beyond Violence: Women Leading for Peaceful Societies" focuses on advancing the rights of women and girls, including the right to peace.
The forum highlights the courageous work of women leaders trying to prevent and resolve violent conflict and extremism.
Women Leading to Prevent and Resolve Violent Conflict
A panel looks at ways to create space for voices of local women leaders who are advocating non-violent approaches and human rights-based frameworks for conflict resolution. It examines the role of religious voices in helping to mobilize society toward greater respect for human rights and non-violence.
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.
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