Published on Sep 9, 2016
Posted Sep 9, 2016 by Faizat Badmus-Busari
The Annotated Universal Declaration of Human Rights (A-UDHR) is a project by The Carter Center’s Mobilizing Faith for Women and Girls Initiative, in support of President Carter’s mission to counter the religious narratives used to justify human rights violations, especially against women and girls.
The UDHR has served as a road map to guarantee the rights of all human beings. At the local level, some faith communities have neglected rights enumerated in the declaration because of a misinterpretation of sacred texts. In an effort to address this issue, The Carter Center, with the help of both religious and academic scholars, are aggregating scriptures that are in alignment with the UDHR to be used as a tool for practitioners seeking to improve women’s and girls’ respect and opportunities.
How can you help women and girls worldwide? Share the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with religious practitioners and scholars you know and on your social media accounts and encourage them to contribute to this effort at firstname.lastname@example.org.