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Meet Human Rights Defenders

Courageous activists, peacemakers, and religious and community leaders from countries worldwide gathered at The Carter Center to address national and global issues affecting human rights. Hear what three had to say.

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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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  • Mental Health Journalism

    Mental Health Journalism

    A Carter Center fellow documents the national and personal healing taking place in Colombia after decades of internal conflict.

  • Featured Partner

    Featured Partner

    U.K. government organizations are steadfast partners of Center initiatives, inspiring other nations to promote global health equity and foster peace worldwide.

  • Graduate Assistantships

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    Carter Center graduate assistants come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's peace and health work.

  • Carter Center Podcast

    Carter Center Podcast

    Director Laura Olson discusses the importance of promoting human rights with a range of activities in policy and action.