March 25, 2011

Advance Notice

Religion and women's rights is forum topic

A forum to explore the role of religion in advancing women's rights will be Sunday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 6, at The Carter Center.

Former President Jimmy Carter and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will host the forum on the challenges that women's rights activists face, and the role religious and traditional institutions can play leading their local communities away from discrimination and violence against women.

The group of human rights and religious leaders and thinkers will also examine, in discussions and workshops, how women's rights activists can capitalize on revolutionary moments, such as in Egypt, and how social media, networking and other tools can be used to organize and mobilize campaigns.

Live webcasts and social media outlets will offer interactive opportunities.

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im from Emory's School of Law is one of the confirmed participants.

Contact Deborah Hakes, 404.420.5124 for more information.

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