"Our women lived and survived through the nuclear testing, and we will weather the storms of climate change as well."
Climate activist and poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner marks International Women’s Day by celebrating the strength and resilience of Marshall Islands’ women and highlights the importance of including women in tackling climate change.
"If anybody wants to adopt an issue that is challenging, unpredictable, exciting, adventurous and gratifying, and will stretch our hearts and minds and capabilities to the utmost, this is it." Jimmy Carter
Video highlights from The Elders' dialogue with students, activists and young entrepreneurs in Paris, April 2014.
“Activism is not a drug. It is a choice that is consciously made.”
In an interview with Yo Dona, the women’s supplement of Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Hina Jilani speaks about her life as a Pakistani human rights defender and explains why she recently joined The Elders.
“Civil society can never fully be uprooted or repressed, however hard regimes might try.”
As Egypt plans a new law to regulate NGOs, Fernando Henrique Cardoso reflects on civil society’s crucial role in democratic transitions, based on Brazil's example in the 1980s. Writing forAl-Monitor, he argues that states must always protect civil society – and resist pressures to limit its potential.
The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.