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Scott Light talks with Pres. Jimmy Carter about new book

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President Jimmy Carter will be signing a copy of his new book Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

"I have become convinced that the most serious and unaddressed worldwide challenge is the deprivation and abuse of women and girls."

That's how President Carter begins his latest book titled, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.

This is his 28th book, and he's written on everything from aging to Middle East peace. This subject, however, he's particularly impassioned and genuinely concerned about.

The former president wrote this book after his own curiosity and research from the Carter Center led him to learning about abuses that sometimes are largely ignored.

The book covers many topics and sometimes the stories are shocking, particularly about human trafficking, prostitution and female genital mutilation. The president is also blunt about religion in his book. He talks about men worldwide, since the beginning of time and still today, who use religious texts to control, repress and abuse women.

At the end, there's a call to action from Carter on 23 of his recommendations to empower women worldwide.

Scott Light was honored to get to interview a former commander in chief, Nobel Peace Prize winner and a man who historians say defines the post presidency as a time dedicated to improving lives worldwide. Just click and watch the entire interview with President Jimmy Carter.

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