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Human rights activists and religious leaders from around the world met at The Carter Center to commit to advancing women's rights through their religion or traditional belief structures. Watch the forum >

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Courageous and effective activists for the rights of others often face great risks in countries where basic human rights are still ignored. Many are ordinary people — lawyers, policy-makers, or staff of nongovernmental organizations. These unsung heroes gather at the Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum at The Carter Center. Meet some of them here >