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"We Came Back with Empty Hands": Understanding the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Children Formerly Associated with Armed Groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

This report documents the experiences and attitudes of former underage combatants in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who went through the reintegration process, the families and communities who received them and the organizations that funded and implemented reintegration...

Jan 2013
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  • "Training humanitarian professionals at a distance: testing the feasibility of distance learning with humanitarian professionals," by Vincenzo Bollettino and Claude Bruderlein, Oct 2008
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  • "This mine has become our farmland": Critical perspectives on the coevolution of artisanal mining and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The debate on conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been widely documented by the international media, government and non-governmental agencies and academics. In recent years, a variety of international initiatives have been launched to curb the flow of funding from...

    Jun 2014
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  • "Serious" Games: Innovative Learning in the Humanitarian Sector

    Games, simulations, and role-playing exercises have become an important component of capacity building endeavors across the humanitarian sector. Additionally—as reflected in the International Committee of the Red Cross’s (ICRC’s) work with video game developers to ensure that certain violent...

    Jun 2017
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  • "Regulating 'Drugs Wars' and Other Gray Zone Conflicts: Formal and Functional Approaches," Humanitarian Action in Situations Other Than Way, Discussion Paper 2

    Academic debate on whether so-called “drug wars” can be classified as “armed conflicts” is more than just semantic. Indeed, the official designation of a situation as an armed conflict carries with it attendant rights and obligations applicable to states and non-state actors alike. The legal...

    Mar 2016
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  • "Public Enemy Number Two?: Rising Crime and Human Rights Advocacy in Transitional Societies,"

    On March 5, 2002, a special division of the São Paulo military police in Brazil positioned several vehicles with heavily armed ofªcers on a highway near Campinas. The police sought to intercept and ambush a truck transporting twelve suspects that their intelligence services had indicated was on...

    May 2005
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  • "People's Security as a New Measure of Global Stability," International Review of the Red Cross vol.842

    espite renewed commitment by States to respect and ensure respect for the rules of international humanitarian law, the surge of violence against civilians has continued. Entire populations in Europe, Africa and Central Asia have been displaced, harassed or subjected to extreme forms of violence...

    Jun 2001
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  • "On Her Shoulders" Film Screening
    The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Bratte Theater will be hosting a screening of the film "On Her Shoulders" on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM. $5 Donation suggested, all proceeds benefit Nadia's Initiative.
     
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    "Managing Security Risks in Hazardous Missions: The Challenges of Securing United Nations Access to Vulnerable Groups,"

    Over the last decade, the United Nations (“U.N.”) has taken a central role in the international community’s response to the consequences of disasters and armed conºicts. Increasingly, international strategies to cope with instability and armed conºicts rely on the deployment of the staff of U.N...

    May 2006
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  • "Hope and Despair over Health in Gaza," BMJ vol.333 (by Allan G Hill, Cari Jo Clark, Ismail Lubbad and Claude Bruderlein)

    The Israeli re-invasion of Gaza this July has redrawn the world’s attention to the dire straits of the population living in the Gaza Strip. There, within an area the size of the Isle of Wight, 1.4 million people live without free access to the outside world. Contrary to international hopes, the...

    Oct 2006
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  • "From Information Overload to Informed Decision: Designing an Information System to Support Peacebuilding," Nov 2008
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  • "Finding the Facts": Standards of Proof and Information Handling in Monitoring, Reporting and Fact-Finding Missions

    This paper sets out various dilemmas faced by practitioners undertaking fact-finding missions, based on a desk analysis and extensive interviews with expert practitioners. The paper addresses the challenges, both practical and theoretical, related to standards of proof and information...

    Feb 2014
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  • "Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: SAFE, A Model for Promoting their Security, Health and Development" May 2010
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  • "Building Peace in a Turbulent World" Lecture with Nancy Lindborg, President of USIP

    The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is pleased to host a discussion on “Building Peace in a Turbulent World” with Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace Friday, April 7, 2017 12:30-1:30pm. Light lunch will be provided.

    This event is hosted by the Harvard...

    "Al-Qaida : une guerre non lineaire,"

    L’après-guerre froide a été marqué par une rupture dans la réglementation internationale régissant le recours à la force. Malgré le potentiel dévastateur des armes nucléaires, la Guerre froide avait la vertu de réguler le flux de violence1 . Elle constituait un déploiement tangible de forces...

    Dec 2005
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  • 'They have embraced a different behaviour': transactional sex and family dynamics in eastern Congo's Conflict

    The decades-long conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has resulted in major changes to local economies, strained social networks and insecurity. This environment forces many to pursue unconventional and, at times, socially stigmatised avenues for income. This paper...

    Sep 2014
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