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Preparing for 2013 Human Rights Defenders Forum

Watch a time-lapse video of preparations for the June 28-29, 2013, Human Rights Defenders Forum, "Mobilizing Faith for Women: Engaging the Power of Religion and Belief to Advance Human Rights and Dignity."

Read more about the forum at

How to Participate in the Forum

Watch the Live Webcast: June 28, 2013, from 9:30-5:45 p.m. EDT and Saturday, June 29, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Free of charge.

Submit Your Questions: Questions will be selected for participants to answer during the discussion portion of each panel.

Ask your question now:

Follow on Twitter: @CarterCenter and join in the discussion at #faith4women.

About the Forum

Attending will be top religious leaders, activists, and religious scholars representing more than 15 countries and over 35 faith-based organizations, universities, and religious bodies, who are committed to making concrete gains in women's rights within their religion and traditional belief structures.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will launch the forum and live webcast by providing opening remarks at 9:45 a.m. on June 28.

View the agenda:

The forum will feature discussions about aligning religious life with human rights, stopping human trafficking, connecting religious study to advocacy, and the impact of war on women.

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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