A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, And Power

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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.


  • ACallToAction 01 Title

    Duration: 37s
  • ACallToAction 02 Dedication Introduction

    Duration: 12min
  • ACallToAction 03 Ch1

    Duration: 12min
  • ACallToAction 04 Ch2

    Duration: 10min
  • ACallToAction 05 Ch3

    Duration: 26min
  • ACallToAction 06 Ch4

    Duration: 19min
  • ACallToAction 07 Ch5

    Duration: 22min
  • ACallToAction 08 Ch6

    Duration: 15min
  • ACallToAction 09 Ch7

    Duration: 19min
  • ACallToAction 10 Ch8

    Duration: 35min
  • ACallToAction 11 Ch9

    Duration: 49min
  • ACallToAction 12 Ch10

    Duration: 07min
  • ACallToAction 13 Ch11

    Duration: 14min
  • ACallToAction 14 Ch12

    Duration: 34min
  • ACallToAction 15 Ch13

    Duration: 14min
  • ACallToAction 16 Ch14

    Duration: 06min
  • ACallToAction 17 Ch15

    Duration: 07min
  • ACallToAction 18 Ch16

    Duration: 08min
  • ACallToAction 19 Ch17

    Duration: 27min
  • ACallToAction 20 Ch18

    Duration: 49min
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