Ela Bhatt argues that the work of women must be recognised, recorded and enhanced if poverty is ever to be tackled effectively.
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Desmond Tutu answers questions from supporters all over the world in this webcast, streamed live on the Elders' website in 2009.
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.
Lakhdar Brahimi argues that economic prosperity can never be realised until women's rights are fully recognised.
Jimmy Carter discusses the impact of religion and tradition on the lives of women and girls.
Lakhdar Brahimi argues that when men treat their wives as their equal, they will only gain.
Gro Brundtland argues that there is an indirect disregard for the health and suffering of women and girls. If men were dying at terrible this rate, more would have happened earlier.
Desmond Tutu calls on men and boys to value the women in their community and to treat them with respect.
Graça Machel and Mary Robinson state that though women are brutalised in conflict, they are not victims; they are actors for change.
Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi argue that women must be included in the peace-building process.