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“Soldiers feel this is one of the perquisites of victory – to abuse women and even tiny girls and children – just to prove that they are superior.”
In a video message to a major summit on sexual violence taking place this week, Jimmy Carter argues that ending impunity for these crimes must become an international priority.
"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.
The Elders discuss what they mean by 'speaking truth to power’, and how their status as Elders allows them to – as Jimmy Carter put it – “go where we please, meet with whom we choose, and say what we believe."