The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip Read More
Violence & Conflict
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
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
The Guardian: Trump funding cuts would imperil tens of thousands of women, activists warn “Funding cuts threatened by the Trump administration will jeopardize the lives of tens of thousands of women and girls, including many who have fled violence in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, campaigners warn. A total of 27 short-term U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA)…More
Associated Press/TIME: Women’s Rights Are Under Attack Worldwide, Warns U.N. Chief “Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that women are suffering ‘new assaults on their safety and dignity’ around the world, pointing to extremists subjugating women and governments curtailing women’s freedoms and rolling back laws against domestic violence. He told the opening session of the Commission…More
On 23 February 2017, Daniel Stauffacher of ICT4Peace, along with Steve Crown of Microsoft, Peter Stern of Facebook, Miguel Sanchez of Telefonica and Tara Hairston of Kaspersky, provided an update to the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee in New York on the main findings and recommendations of joint UN CTED-ICT4Peace report: “Private Sector Engagement in Responding to the Use of the Internet and ICT for Terrorist Purposes Strengthening Dialogue and Building Trust”. According to the plan of action for 2017, Daniel Stauffacher proposed that efforts will concentrate on two of the nine core recommendations from Phase 1 of the project, namely to (i) continue to strengthen dialogue on the emerging normative framework by means of multi-stakeholder engagement through the convening of a regular programme of global stakeholder workshops, and (ii) to establish a Global Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Platform focused on emerging policies and effective practice.
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
Little has been written on the challenges of conducting research in regions or countries with chronic conflict and strife.
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…
We evaluated correlates of gunshot wound (GSW) injuries in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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