Speaking at the the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions, Jimmy Carter argues that the plight of abused women is made more acceptable by the mandated subservience of women by religious leaders.
Graça Machel argues that through their creation of a hierarchical relationship between men and women, traditional practices have contributed to the discrimination of women and girls.
Mary Robinson speaks out against the religious framing of harmful traditional practices that subjugate women. She argues that Catholicism and tradition subjugate women to 'second class' status.
Jimmy Carter discusses the impact of religion and tradition on the lives of women and girls.