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President Carter Champions Women’s Human Rights at TEDWomen 2015

At a recent TEDWomen 2015 conference, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter spoke out against violence directed toward women and named abuse of women and girls as the number one human rights violation in the world.

“I hope you will join me, being a champion for women and girls across the world and protect their human rights,” he said.

Watch his TEDWomen2015 Talk below.

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    Chaplain (LTC) Tammie Crews on July 21, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I am sending this TED talk to a few key leaders in the Army Chaplaincy. The most telling portion of this talk is the last portion.

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    Paul Hoag on July 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Sincere thanks President Carter for speaking out on this subject. I spent a great deal of my working life dealing with complex human rights issues in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Central America, and have considerable physical presence in “Zones of Conflict”, processing cases for victims of torture, sexual abuse, refugees and the internally displaced. Having witnessed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)and Honor Killings first hand, I trust your words will serve to heighten awareness, and prove a catalyst for policy makers to introduce legislation in those States and countries that don’t presently have laws already in place that outlaw these horrendous practices.

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    Marie Peak on July 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Dear Mr. Carter, Thank you for your courageous comments. I hope your comments will be taken seriously and that change will take place and not so slowly as it has in the past. The church needs to examine carefully its stand on women in the church; the secondary position of women in the church is still rampant. I admire you and Mrs. Carter so very much.

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    Anne-Marie on July 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I will have to listen to this several more times. President Carter made so many important points…..and so much at the end of the speech that I personally need to ponder. Thank you President Carter for your time and thoughts.

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    Lucia de Eugenia Ciornei on August 2, 2015 at 3:03 am

    I love the family Carter , so good, smart, beautiful persons !!! They gi, couldve me hope life can be better, i respect their ages very much too & speaking of “former“ things, could we educate people accept cloned kids -normals, liks IVF kids are ? I lost my too good, noble,loving MOM (medical assistant, like president Carter‘s mom) in a HORRORLY way, after a life of sufferings and i can‘t let all this injustice so : PLEASE , HELP ME CLONE MY MOM FOR A BETTER LIFE !!!

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    Jonathan on August 12, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Jimmy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you make a full recovery. You are a heroic and beloved man.

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    Kenneth Krasowski on August 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I have never supported Jimmy’s politic, but the life long contribution to humanity should be supported. I wish him the best in his fight against cancer, and support him as a true American in every sense of the word. I wish him the best to a speedy and fast recovery.

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    Marian Foster on August 20, 2015 at 10:21 am

    In the 1940’s my now 88year old father worked for President Carter’s father. His father protected my then teenage African American father from a group of men intent on harming him. Hearing this story as a little girl filled my heart for the Carter family and still today. Bless you beautiful people

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    jenniferacker on August 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Every woman should be moved by this talk, a call to action spoken eloquently, and precisely. President Carter is a true champion of human rights. I can not help but admire his dedication to helping those suffering and his humbly living out the principles of his faith.

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