“The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.”
The group formed in 2007 and I don’t know why I haven’t heard about them until now; it’s probably because of my ignorance. Their mission is lofty but their efforts are encouraging for many. One of their goals is to fight for equality for women and girls in the context of religion and traditional practices.
Watching the video gave me some chills. More information on the members.