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Activists, scholars, and community leaders from around the world met at The Carter Center in May to discuss ways to protect human rights in an era of rising authoritarianism.

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A nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.

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    Syria Mapping Project

    What began as a conflict resolution tool for Syria is also now assisting with the distribution of humanitarian aid.

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    The Center proposes a bold plan to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria in MacArthur competition for a $100 million grant.

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    Special Match

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    Pathways to Peace

    Jordan Ryan, vice president of peace programs, authors a series of blog posts on effective routes to waging peace.