Webcasting Friday and Saturday: Mobilizing Faith For Women At Human Rights Defender Forum

Dear Carter Center Partner,

Join us for the 2013 Human Rights Defenders Forum. This year’s agenda will focus on the role of religion in advancing women’s rights.

The forum will be webcast live
at cartercenter.org on:

Friday, June 28, from 9:30-5:45 p.m. EDT and
Saturday, June 29, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. EDT.

The webcast is free of charge. If you submitted questions in advance last week, they will be answered as time allows.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights are bringing together religious leaders, human rights advocates and practitioners, and academics to discuss issues such as female genital cutting, human trafficking, and the normalization of violence, as they relate to particular regions and communities.

The forum is committed to making concrete gains in women’s rights, working within the context of religion and traditional belief structures.

Participants will represent more than 15 countries and over 35 faith-based organizations, universities, and religious bodies including Harvard and Princeton Universities, the Biblioteca Alexandria, the Musawah Global Movement for Equality andJustice in the Muslim Family, Sojourners, and the American Academy of Religion.

Karin D. Ryan

Human Rights Program Director
The Carter Center

Watch the Webcast
Follow us on Twitter@CarterCenter and
join in the discussion at#faith4women
Learn more on cartercenter.org


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