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From the CEO: Small Victories Add Up

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is the chief executive officer of The Carter Center.

It’s no secret that this world is full of problems—some big and terrifying, some small and trivial. It may seem overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t have to be paralyzing.

Wisdom and experience teach us that when faced with a difficult situation, the best approach is …

A Carter Center Podcast | Congo’s Mining Sector: Who Benefits from Billions in Resources?

Though the Democratic Republic of Congo has more than half of the global supply of cobalt, its people are among the poorest in the world. In an interview with Carter Center Democracy Program staffer Erin Crysler, find out why the public has not benefited from Congo’s lucrative copper and cobalt mines and what a Carter Center report recommends.

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Carter Center Looks at Women, Elections, and Violence

Last year, a Liberian woman named Beatrix decided she wanted to run for a seat in Liberia’s House of Representatives. But when she told her husband of her plan, he told her that she couldn’t, because she was a woman.

Liberia’s laws allow women to hold public office, but he didn’t want the mother of his 11 children to become …

Carter Center Podcast | Jimmy Carter Gets Candid About China

In Feburary 2018, President Carter got candid about China in a guest lecture at Emory University. President Carter discussed factors that led to his decision to normalize U.S. relations with China in 1979. He also talks about a dinner conversation with President Deng Xiaoping that likely led to a surge of Christianity in China, now one of the world’s leading …

Inform Women, Transform Lives

Access to information is a transformative human right.

Enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, access to information is foundational not just for the exercise of other rights, but also for economic empowerment and meaningful participation in public life.

And yet, a large portion of the world’s population is unable to enjoy this right. Carter Center …

Carter Center Word Search Challenge!

Play our puzzle! Find peace, health, and hope words in the Carter Center’s Word Search below.

A Carter Center Podcast | Behind-the-Scenes Look at Carter Center Election Observation

The Carter Center has observed more than 100 elections around the world. How do we decide where to go? What does an election observer do? Avery Davis-Roberts, who manages the Center’s Democratic Election Standards Project, explains.

Learn more about the Center’s Democracy Program >…

From the CEO | Carter Center Provides Pounds of Prevention

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is the chief executive officer of The Carter Center.

We all know Benjamin Franklin’s proverb “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It makes sense to try to keep a bad thing from happening rather than to try to fix the mess that results if you let the bad thing happen. This …

A Unique Collaboration

The Carter Center and Emory University celebrate an amazing 35-year partnership in 2017, a rare and productive union between a nongovernmental organization and a leading institution of higher education. Together, our reach has improved the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people through disease prevention, conflict resolution, and the strengthening of human rights and democracy.

DRC Human Rights House Mural Beckons Youth to Get Involved

Jason Kibiswa Bulambo, 34, is a technical trainer for the Youth Initiative project at the Carter Center’s Human Rights House (HRH) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He recently created a large mural at the HRH Kinshasa office.

The Human Rights House operates three neighborhood Youth Houses, or Maisons des Jeunes — two in Kinshasa and one in Goma …

Pathways to Peace: Prevention

Jordan Ryan is vice president, peace programs, at The Carter Center.

Over the course of six recent posts, I shared some of the approaches to waging peace that that The Carter Center and its founder, former President Jimmy Carter, have developed or learned over many years.

1. Gain perspective.

2. One size does not fit all.

3. Patience and persistence …

Center Works to Understand and Counter the Rise of Islamophobia

Hate crimes in the U.S. against Muslims or people who look as if they may be Muslim are at an all-time high. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, from 2015 to 2016 the number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the U.S. grew 197 percent and anti-Muslim hate crimes surged 67 percent. From January to July 2017, there were 63 …

Pathways to Peace: The Sixth Principle

Jordan Ryan is vice president, peace programs, at The Carter Center.

The Carter Center’s motto is “Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope.” In these times, the task for peacemakers is urgent.

In this series of posts, I have been sharing some of the approaches to waging peace that that The Carter Center and its founder, former President Jimmy Carter, have …

Pathways to Peace: The Fifth Principle

Jordan Ryan is vice president, peace programs, at The Carter Center.

The task for peacemakers today is urgent.

In a series of posts on this blog, I share some of the approaches to waging peace that that The Carter Center and its founder, former President Jimmy Carter, have developed or learned over many years.

Principle No. 5: You have …

Pathways to Peace: The Fourth Principle

Jordan Ryan is vice president, peace programs, at The Carter Center.

In these times, the task for peacemakers is urgent.

In a series of posts on this blog, I share some of the approaches to waging peace that that The Carter Center and its founder, former President Jimmy Carter, have developed or learned over many years.

Principle No. 4: …