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Practitioner Profile | Wendy Betts

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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In this episode, we speak with Wendy Betts, Director of the EyeWitness to Atrocities project of the International Bar Association. With growing concerns about impunity for atrocities and other violations of international law in conflict and emergency settings around the world, EyeWitness helping to bring perpetrators of atrocities to justice. The mobile camera app tool can be used to capture verifiable photos or videos...



Practitioner Profile | Timothy B. Erickson

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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In light of recent international negotiations over nuclear disarmament and efforts to respond to the use of chemical and poisonous weapons, we sit down with Dr. Erickson to discuss the health and environmental impacts of conflict and emergencies. Dr. Timothy B. Erickson is an emergency medicine physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he serves as...



Humanitarian Disarmament

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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From the campaign to ban landmines to cluster munitions to the prohibition of nuclear weapons, advocates of humanitarian disarmament have sought to ban or restrict the use of certain indiscriminate and inhumane weapons to reduce civilian harm and suffering in conflict. Efforts to ban or restrict weapons seen as particularly cruel or gruesome date back centuries, and formed some of the earliest norms of international humanitarian law (IHL). In recent...



Special Event | Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis: Conflict, Cholera, and International Response

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Yemen has become, according to the United Nations and World Health Organization, the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Nearly 12 million people are in need of assistance and in 2017, the worst cholera outbreak in recent history affected an estimated 1 million people. The outbreak, though now controlled, and other infectious diseases combine with famine,...



Practitioner Profile: Maciej Polkowski

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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In this episode we interview Maciej Polkowski, Head of the Health Care in Danger Initiative based in Geneva. Health Care in Danger (HCID) is an initiative of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aimed at addressing the issue of violence against patients, health workers, medical facilities, and vehicles, and ensuring...



Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War in Syria

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Whether used to instill fear, humiliate, or punish; destroy lives, families and communities; or enforce social order and power dynamics, rape and other forms of sexual violence have been widely documented in the Syrian conflict. The strategic use of sexual violence as a weapon of war in violation of international law is of course not unique to Syria, but it’s widespread nature and protracted impacts have often gone underreported and unaddressed amidst the myriad other atrocities of the Syrian conflict. Moreover, while rape and other forms of sexual violence have been recognized...


Practitioner Profile: Promundo's Brian Heilman

Monday, April 2, 2018

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In this episode we interview Brian Heilman, a senior research officer at Promundo, whose work focuses on eliminating harmful masculine norms, preventing all forms of gender-based violence, and achieving broader gender equality and...



International Women's Day Profile: Humanitarian Women's Network

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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In honor of International Women’s Day we’re speaking to women all over the world who are working to advance equality for women and girls. In this episode we speak with the founders of the Humanitarian Women’s Network, a 4200-member and growing, global network of professional...



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