Inscribed to Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, the first edition of A Call to Action by President Jimmy Carter. Carter is encouraging Isakson to support the International Violence Against Women Act.
Octavo, viii, 211pp. Blue hardcover, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. In publisher’s dust jacket, $28.00 retail price on front flap, fine condition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “With thanks & best wishes to Senator Johnny Isakson – Jimmy Carter 2/15.” Additional laid in note on Carter Center stationery: “2/11/15 – To Senator Johnny Isakson / One of the primary goals at The Carter Center is to reduce abuse of women + girls. I hope you will consider sponsoring the International Violence Against Women Act. I’ve enclosed my latest book on the subject, for your information. Thanks + best wishes, Jimmy Carter.”
The International Violence Against Women Act of 2015 was introduced to ensure that United States foreign policy pursued best practices in regard to violence against women and prosecution of the offenders in countries receiving foreign aid. The bill was criticized for imposing Western values on foreign countries. The bill did not pass in 2015, but was reintroduced in 2022.