In March 2014, the Elders met refugees from Myanmar in Mae La camp in Thailand to hear about the continued challenges brought about by decades of conflict. On World Refugee Day, we take a closer look at life as a refugee in Mae La.
“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.
What is the role of the media in promoting peace – without taking sides in a conflict? Martti Ahtisaari, Kofi Annan and Mary Robinson discussed this question at last week's Elders debate in Oxford.
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.