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Former President Jimmy Carter is “convinced that the most serious and unaddressed worldwide challenge is the deprivation and abuse of women and girls, largely caused by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare.” This compelling book explores issues such as the genocide of girls, slavery, prostitution, spouse abuse, “honor” killings, and genital cutting, making the case that these are not just women’s issues. They affect everyone.

Carter also weighs the impact of the Carter Center, a nonprofit organization founded by him and his wife, Rosalynn, to help people worldwide. On his travels, Carter has witnessed firsthand the plight of women and girls, giving praise where initiatives have been taken to improve their lives and pointing out situations of unspeakable injustice. He takes the United States government to task for its unjust foreign policy initiatives and the ways in which its female citizens have been and are being treated unfairly. (Simon & Schuster)

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