March 28, 2011, 8:42 am
By The Carter Center
From April 3-6, human rights leaders and scholars will gather at The Carter Center to discuss the key challenges that women’s rights activists face and ways to work with religious, traditional, and government institutions to advance the protection of these rights.
“The idea came out of a speech that President Carter gave to the Parliament of World Religions in 2009 where he challenged people of faith and religious leaders to step up and to stand for women’s rights,” said Karin Ryan, director of the Carter Center’s Human Rights Program. “We hope to create a dialogue among groups who believe that human dignity is a key precept.”
The formal conference on April 5-6 will be webcast live on the Carter Center’s website at www.cartercenter.org, and select portions will be live tweeted by Carter Center staff. Follow our twitter feed @CarterCenter and join in the discussion at #WomenandRights11.
Listen to Karin Ryan discuss the importance of the forum and its vital support to human rights defenders, who often risk their own well-being in their own countries.
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