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.
President Carter and a representative of the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights give opening remarks. The Rev. Dr. Susan B. Thistlethwaite reports on highlights and recommendations from weekend workshops.
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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