Graça Machel and Mary Robinson state that though women are brutalised in conflict, they are not victims; they are actors for change.
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Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi argue that women must be included in the peace-building process.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso argues that the fight for women's rights is a common struggle in which men must participate.
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.
Lakhdar Brahimi shares his personal experiences of the importance of education for women and girls.
Graça Machel and Fernando Henrique Cardoso argue that education is the single most important issue to lay the foundations of women's equality.
Three members of The Elders visited Cyprus to lend their support to the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, and to commend Mr Demetris Christofias and Mr Mehmet Ali Talat for their efforts to reunify the island. The Elders urge the international community to embrace the fact that a lasting settlement is within reach, and to actively support the leaders and the peace process.
Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel talk about the founding of The Elders describe what they hope the group will achieve.
Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and Lakhdar Brahimi met young people from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities to hear about their hopes for the future and to encourage both communities to live in peace.
In 2008, The Elders led a global campaign to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - a profound document that, 60 years on, reminds us of the rights and values we all share.