Women's March on Washington

Forum on Women at the Women’s March on Washington

This Saturday, January 21, 2017, The Carter Center’s Forum on Women, Religion, Violence, and Power will be covering the Women’s March on Washington. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite of the Chicago Theological Seminary will be sending us videos of women from around the United States and world explaining #WhyIMarch. The Women’s March on Washington (WMW) is an…

Kathy Crandall Robinson of WAND

The Economics of Peace with Kathy Robinson

To facilitate greater exchange of grassroots knowledge, resources, best practices, and lessons learned, we are conducting a series of guest interviews to sustain both public and private conversations about critical and timely issues. This week we are discussing the economics of peace with Kathy Crandall Robinson. Kathy is the Senior Public Policy Director for Women’s Action for New…

Militarism in North American Perspective

By Rev. Susan B. Thistlethwaite

The author explores the links between Christian theology and history, and the militarism which remains so prevalent in society today. Thistlethwaite sheds light on how the dominance of physical force influences our race, ethnic and gender relationships, perpetuating violence and damaging our spirits, concluding with a call to de-legitimize militarism before it’s too late. 

Samira Abdulghani: Human Rights Defender

By The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program

There was no anger in Dr. Samira Abdulghani’s voice as she recounted her work as a pediatric specialist at General Hospital in Fallujah, Iraq. She was at a Carter Center forum of human rights defenders telling the story of “Iraq’s Hiroshima” and to ask for help. Her message:

Nearly 1 in 7 babies born in Falluhjah have major birth and congenital heart defects, likely due to chemical weapons used during U.S.-led attacks beginning in 2004, and the community needs help.

They need medical facilities and medicine; they need someone to take responsibility and to find a solution.

Abdulghani is the only doctor in Fallujah documenting the cases of congenital abnormalities. In one three-week period, she recorded 37 births with serious defects in her hospital alone.