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A Call to Action

A Call to Action

(2014)
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In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world's most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls.

President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable and their children are trapped in war and violence.

A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse.

Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-4767-7395-5 / 978-1-4767-7395-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-4767-7396-3 / 978-1-4767-7396-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-4423-7264-8 / 978-1-4423-7264-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   



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