Publications


Protecting Women Against Violence and Preventing Femicides – Is Mexico Unwilling or Unable?

Gender-based violence has been a grave issue in Mexico for many years. However, in recent decades the number of femicides committed have increased exponentially. In fact, since 2015 the percentage of femicides has grown by 145%. Mexico has been a member of the Commission of Women since 1930, and has signed and ratified many regional… Read more “Protecting Women Against Violence and Preventing Femicides – Is Mexico Unwilling or Unable?”

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… Read more “Deconstructing the Myth – The 1992-1995 Bosnian War: The Many Faces of Women in Conflict”

Sexuality Based Asylum Seekers’ Experience in their Case hearing Interviews in the United States

This policy brief analyzes the interview experience of LGBTQ asylum seekers during the affirmative asylum process under the authority of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (under the Department of Homeland Security). During the interview with an asylum official, queer asylum claimants are expected to establish credibility of their sexuality or gender identity. A lack of… Read more “Sexuality Based Asylum Seekers’ Experience in their Case hearing Interviews in the United States”

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… Read more “Climate Change Induced Migration Policy in the South Pacific – A Human Rights Perspective”

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… Read more “The State of North-East India: The Politics of Land, Migration and the Economy”

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… Read more “Towards Improved Health Seeking Behaviour and Sustainable Sanitation Programmes”

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

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