March 31st, 2014
05:00 PM ET

Jimmy Carter calls for the end of violence against women

In Jimmy Carter's new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power", the former U.S. president calls for the end violence against women and girls around the world.

Stay Tuned: President Carter Discusses 'A Call to Action'

CNN's Erin Burnett sat down with President Carter and discussed a wide range of issues and his book, including his letter to Pope Francis.

Carter, who's a Southern Baptist tells Burnett that he and the Pontiff were able to come agreement.

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

Filed under: Human Rights • International • News • Politics
September 28th, 2012
08:41 PM ET

Sorvino: "There's 1 in 100 chance that victims of human-trafficking will survive"

While speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative earlier this week, PresidentBarack Obama vowed to end the modern slavery of human trafficking.

"In short, we're making clear that American tax dollars should never, ever, be used to support the trafficking of human beings. We will have zero tolerance; we mean what we say, we will enforce it, " said Obama.

President Obama is not alone in the fight to end sex trafficking. Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino has long been an advocate in the fight to end human tracking. As a United Nations Goodwill ambassador, she's traveled around the globe to raise awareness. And now she's starring in a new Hollywood film, "Trade of Innocents", following a sex trafficking ring in Cambodia.

OutFront tonight: Actress Mira Sorvino.

If you want to learn more about Mira's efforts and how to help, visit United Nations: Have a heart for victims of human trafficking.

Filed under: Human Rights • International