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Refugee resettlement in Philadelphia, USA: Challenges and opportunities

Michelle Munyikwa is a MD/PhD (anthropology) candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research centers on the experiences of refugees resettling in Philadelphia, PA. In Read More

New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Swiping right or tapping on a mobile phone are not typical ways of helping poor communities, but a new app launched by a medical charity on Friday aims to use technology to help aid workers map areas at risk of conflict, disasters and disease. Using the latest

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What will it take to dismantle the power structures that perpetuate inequality and bigotry in aid, philanthropy, social enterprise, and impact investing? (Plus, a sampling of resources/conversations on solidarity.)

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South Sudan, U.S. Governments Must Do More To Alleviate Violence, ‘Man-Made’ Humanitarian,…

Washington Post: South Sudan’s man-made famine demands a response Editorial Board “…By international standards, 42 percent of the population [of South Sudan] is now classified as ‘severely food insecure,’ an unprecedented level, and many are enduring the most severe trial of all, famine. By the peak of the lean season in July, nearly 5.5 million people…More


Challenges to conducting epidemiology research in chronic conflict areas: examples from PURE-…

Little has been written on the challenges of conducting research in regions or countries with chronic conflict and strife.


Prevalence of intimate partner violence and abuse and associated factors among women enrolled…

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is recognised as an important public health and social problem, with far reaching consequences for women’s physical and emotional health and social well-being.


A novel bio-psycho-social approach for rehabilitation of traumatized victims of torture and war…

Some evidence showed that multidisciplinary rehabilitation in Western countries is effective for treating war-related trauma, but it remains unclear whether this approach is applicable to civilians living in r…


Geo-demographics of gunshot wound injuries in Miami-Dade county, 2002–2012

We evaluated correlates of gunshot wound (GSW) injuries in Miami-Dade County, Florida.


Abortion in Tunisia after the revolution: Bringing a new morality into the old reproductive…

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International Community Must Continue To Work Together To End Female Genital Mutilation

U.S. News & World Report: Stop the Silence Jaha Dukureh, founder and executive director of Safe Hands for Girls “…For the first time ever, the international community is standing up [against female genital mutilation and cutting]. This December we hosted the historic End Violence Against Girls: Summit on female genital mutilation in the District of…More


Year in Review: 2016 in 12 Charts (and a video)

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the data reveals some of the challenges we face but also the progress we’ve made toward a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future. Here are 12 charts that help tell the stories of the year. 1.The number of refugees in the world increased. At the start of 2016, 65 million people had been forcibly displaced from their homes, up from 60 million the year before


Sexual harassment robbing many girls of school education

Sexual harassment is robbing far too many girls of the chance to get a school education, which can be a lifeline to ending economic and social poverty. This was a key issue highlighted at a recent high-level Regional Workshop in Burkina Faso. The event focused on findings of the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law report, specifically those relating to laws affecting women’s entrepreneurship and employment in West and Central Africa. It brought together Ministers of Gender and policy makers, civil society organizations, and the private sector. One of the issues raised was how sexual harassment in schools and universities affects girls’ economic opportunities.


Global Community Must Call For End To Violence Against Women, Girls

Huffington Post: It’s time to stop violence against women and girls Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for Family, Women’s, and Children’s Health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Violence against women and girls affects their physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health in the short and long term…More


Can cash transfers and training reduce intimate partner violence? Learning from Bangladesh

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most pervasive form of violence globally—with 1 in 3 women physically or sexually abused by a partner in her lifetime. Despite knowing a lot about prevalence and detrimental impacts of IPV, we are still at the infancy of knowing what works to prevent violence. Recently, development economists have begun exploring the potential of anti-poverty programming, including cash transfers. Cash transfers are a widely used policy tool for decreasing poverty and improving human capital, reaching up to 1 billion people across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Cash is often given directly to women, thus potentially changing power dynamics within the household


A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political…

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues as a significant public health threat around the world, most notably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Abraar Karan and Dr. Tom Coates explore the potential for political leadership in the region to strengthen communication strategies through which to influence public attitudes and behaviors.  The HIV/AIDS epidemic is now almost through its fourth decade since becoming established as a major public health concern in the early 1980s


Gender-based violence and HIV infection: Overlapping epidemics in Brazil

One woman is victimized by violence every 15 seconds in Brazil, with a total of 23% of all Brazilian women experiencing violence in their lifetime. There are many notable consequences affecting victims of gender-based violence, yet many health consequences of violence have not been widely addressed in Brazil. This leads to the question: Are victims of gender-based violence at a higher risk for HIV infection in Brazil?  Brazil has 730,000 people living with HIV, the largest number in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brazil is also one of 15 countries that account for 75% of the number of people living with HIV worldwide


INSPIRED to End Violence Against Women and Children

Dr. Deb Houry, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. More than 1 billion children—half of all the children in the world—are victims of violence every year. And in many countries, one in four girls experience sexual violence before the age of eighteen.


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