Publications


Female Friendly Spaces – Answering the needs of and giving hope to refugee and displaced women

This research-based and evidence-based essay focuses on Women’s Safe Spaces or Female Friendly Spaces as an essential element of humanitarian interventions that mainstream gender. By taking into account that female refugees and internally displaced people need additional protection, Female Friendly Spaces aims at answering women’s additional and varied needs. These programs play a key role…

Questioning Peace and Conflict: The War on Trans Women in Brazil

The country of Brazil is considered a peaceful country due to its lack of internal or inter-state conflict. However, the lives of trans individuals, and in particular trans women, are not reflective of a state of peace. Brazil is the deadliest country in the world for a trans person. In fact, a trans woman is…

Is Climate Change a Concern for Global Health Policy?

Climate change is considered the biggest risk to global health of this century. To sustain the achievements made in the global health arena so far, continued efforts are needed to address its direct and indirect consequences. Conversely, losing focus from the climate crisis may exacerbate its negative effects on global health, as shown by the…

Deconstructing the Myth – The 1992-1995 Bosnian War: The Many Faces of Women in Conflict

This paper aims to explore the multifaceted involvement of women in conflict, as soldiers and violence perpetrators, as systematic rape survivors and as prominent figures in the state order. By deconstructing diversified identities of women in conflict, it casts an alternative narrative of the Bosnian War. This massacre has been studied from a gender perspective…

Climate Change Induced Migration Policy in the South Pacific – A Human Rights Perspective

Climate change is an unprecedented challenge for human communities in the South-Pacific and will continue to be for many decades to come. Anthropogenic climate change is affecting human migration flows in communities that are particularly vulnerable to environmental degradation. Low lying states such as Tuvalu and Kiribati are facing potentially catastrophic sea-level rise and environmental…

The State of North-East India: The Politics of Land, Migration and the Economy

India’s geographical location has played a strategic role in maintaining it’s diplomatic and economic relations with the neighbouring states. The democratic system of governance and the growing economy, have been a centre of attraction for the people to flee across the borders ever since the independence: in search of peace, stability and employment opportunities. Immigrants…

Towards Improved Health Seeking Behaviour and Sustainable Sanitation Programmes

The use of communication tools to improve health seeking behaviour of communities has found relevance in numerous successful health and nutrition interventions around the world and hence, the need for Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) is ever-increasing in today’s policy space.A component long ignored in India’s welfare policy, SBCC can lead to inclusive policy…

“Remain in Mexico”: A Massive Unchecked Violation of the Rights of Asylum-Seekers Under International Law

This article demonstrates the profound impacts of the United States’ Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or “Remain in Mexico” policy on transitory migration flows through Mexico, on the human rights and lives of asylum-seekers subject to the policy, and on the border communities that receive them. Findings are drawn from reputable data and news sources, information…

Forgotten Victims: The Issue of Internally Displaced People in Colombia

Since the beginning of the conflict in 1958, Colombia has seen seven million of its population become internally displaced. Far from solving this issue, the peace agreement of 2016 seems to have increased this number. New solutions need to be implemented to ease the crisis. By: Solweig Ogereau-Legay Published on December 3, 2019

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