World Peace: Facts & Figures

“Peace” – what does it mean? Merriam-Webster provides the following definition: What would it mean to have world peace? The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, released in January 2016, lists the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or “Global Goals,” which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that…

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…

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.