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We Mobilized Ourselves

Despite facing violence and terror, local communities have created innovative systems of self-protection and resilience in the face of the LRA threat. 

Nov 2015
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  • What is 'Humanitarian Communication'? Towards Standard Definitions and Protections for the Humanitarian Use of ICTs

    In October 2014, the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) launched a knowledge hub on communications technology and security risk management. The first publication of this project brought together ...

    Oct 2015
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  • What Practices Are Used to Identify and Prioritize Vulnerable Populations Affected by Urban Humanitarian Emergencies?

    Individuals and organizations responding to humanitarian crises recognize the need to improve urban emergency response and preparedness – including the need to devise better methods for assessing vulnerability within urban populations. 

    This systematic review represents...

    Jan 2017
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  • When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites

    When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites that we perform. When I came back, they did a cleansing ceremony to all who retuned and one person from the community who is not even my relative gave one goat for my cleaning ceremony. For a stranger to give you a...

    When the War Ends: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes about Peace, Justice, and Social Reconstruction in Northern Uganda

    Ravaged by 21 years of war and destruction, Northern Uganda faces serious obstacles in achieving reconciliation and accountability for violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. While security in the region has improved since the migration of the Lord’s Resistance Army...

    Dec 2007
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  • When we came back home, the rebels were still here

    When we came back home, the rebels were still here and disturbing people, although they were not many as before. We continued to dodge them. But you know for us here we have our bows and arrows...that we use for hunting and protecting ourselves. So the men here also saw that since the...

    While in the camps hunger struck and people would organized themselves

    While in the camps hunger struck and people would organized themselves in groups and went up the mountain areas and got some firewood to sell in order to buy food and eat. A bundle of firewood was even only 500 shillings. Parents would raise such money and then buy what to eat. Some people...

    While We Watched: Assessing the Impact of the Satellite Sentinel Project

    The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs published an article authored by Signal Program staff in which they detail the technology, perceived impact and lessons learned from running operations for the Satellite Sentinel Project. This inside assessment of the Satellite Sentinel...

    Jul 2013
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  • While we were still at home, if the wife was cooking

    While we were still at home, if the wife was cooking then the men would be on standby outside watching out. If any sound from chickens being chased was heard in the neighboring homes, then the man would tell the wife that something is wrong here, let us keep alert. Then you would run away...

    Women in War
    Women In War: Current Projects
    Women in War: Insights: Impact of the LRA
    Women In War: Intro
    Women In War: People
    Women In War: Publications
    Women In War: Recent Publications
    Women In War: Slide Two
    Work-Life Balance Among Humanitarian Aid Workers

    A limited body of research has examined satisfaction with work–life balance of expatriate workers who live abroad, residing outside the typical “family” or “life” domain. This study aims to demonstrate how and under which organizational circumstances job autonomy can increase work–life balance...

    Mar 2016
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  • Working with MSF: A Career Planning Information Session

    The Humanitarian Academy at Harvard is pleased to welcome representatives from MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) who will be discussing careers and recruiting, specifically for students focused on humanitarian issues, who may be interested in pursuing career opportunities with MSF. Information...

    Workshops: HRIC
    Workshops: Intro
    Workshops: M&E
    Workshops: PHL
    Workshops: Remote Sensing for Humanitarian Programs
    Workshops: Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course

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