Women, Faith and Human Rights

No. of pages: 36

Publication Date: June 2016

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 978-1-61800-026-2

This is an overview of some of the most honest and critical thinking, by women and men of faith and human rights actors, on the relationship between human rights and their respective faith traditions. Convened by UNFPA over a number of years, with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and under the auspices of the Church of Sweden, these authors straddle the worlds of religious leadership and faith service, while also powerfully advocating for gender equality and human rights.

This publication provides a glimpse into the arguments made by these contributors, who are from different countries and faiths. Their views are described in language that seamlessly combines the principles of human rights with religious norms and interpretations. How they articulate the connection between faith and human rights proves to be both enlightening and thought provoking.

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