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    The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls
    is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic
    human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter’s call to action.

    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, along with 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. President Carter and his wife,
    Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has
    had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world,
    they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing
    decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among
    the citizens within them.

    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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