How should the international community promote universal human rights, while respecting cultural differences? Hina Jilani and Mary Robinson discussed this question during the Elders debate in Oxford last week.
Elders Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu, who travelled to Ethiopia in June 2011 to bring together experts and activists working to end child marriage around the world, say we can end this harmful practice in one generation.
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.