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Forgotten Voices: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes About Peace and Justice in Northern Uganda

After two decades of armed conflict waged by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda, Ugandans and the international community remain divided on how to effectively pursue and obtain peace and justice. This study presents Ugandans’ exposures to violence, the needs and concerns...

Jul 2005
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  • Fragile Future: The human cost of conflict in Afghanistan

    This context analysis examines the humanitarian, political, societal, and economic dimensions that make the protracted conflict in Afghanistan intractable and precarious for civilian populations. The report is based on field visits to numerous regions in Afghanistan in July 2018 — which...

    Dec 2018
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  • Fragile Peace, Elusive Justice: Population-Based Survey on Perceptions and Attitudes about Security and Justice in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

    This report presents the results of a mixed-methods study conducted in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to assess the population’s perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about security and justice. The study included a survey of 1,000 randomly selected adult residents, to provide results that are...

    Jul 2014
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  • Francisco Pietro Castrillo

    Dr. Francisco Pietro Castrillo holds a PhD in Physics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and Universidad do Minho. His thesis was “On the Dynamics of Rigid Block Structures, applications to SDOF Masonry Collapse Mechanisms.”   Francisco’s resume reflects a clear cross-disciplinary activity...

    Frederick M. Burkle, Jr.
    From Design to Implementation: The Interpretation of Fact-finding Mandates

    The mandate interpretation process is crucial to the implementation of fact-finding missions geared toward investigating alleged violations of international law, including human rights, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law. However, many disagreements exist about...

    Dec 2014
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  • From Design to Implementation: The Interpretation of Fact-finding Mandates Dec 2014
    From Design to Implementation: The Interpretation of Fact-finding Mandates

    The mandate interpretation process is crucial to the implementation of fact-finding missions geared toward investigating alleged violations of international law, including human rights, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law. However, many disagreements exist about...

    Dec 2014
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  • From Isolation to Interoperability: The Interaction of Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-finding Missions and International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

    Over the past few decades, governments have established various international criminal courts and tribunals (ICCTs), including several ad hoc entities — such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) —...

    Dec 2014
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  • From Legal Theory to Policy Tools: IHL and International Human Rights Law May 2007
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  • From Rapid Response to Sustainable Solutions: Disaster Response and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, HHI released this report, chronicling eleven months of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's disaster response and recovery efforts in Haiti.  The report offers a brief overview of the establishment of the Disaster Recovery Center,...

    Jan 2010
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  • From the battlefield to the bedroom: a multilevel analysis of the links between political conflict and intimate partner violence in Liberia

    Objectives Assess the link between levels of armed conflict and postconflict intimate partner violence (IPV) experienced by women in Liberia.

    Methods Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project...

    Apr 2018
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  • Frontline Abyei: Evidence of Military Escalation in Abyei Region

    Following the recent razing of three villages, there has been increased military activity in and around the contested Abyei region of Sudan during the past week. Actors aligned with both the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) appear to have improved...

    Mar 2011
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    Gabrielle Cahill

    Gabrielle works with HHI on research projects and case studies related to humanitarian diplomacy and the burden of armed conflict on healthcare delivery. She also works as a Research Associate at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. Her research there...

    Gender Based Insecurity and Mobility in Cities

    This project, funded by and in partnership with Concern Worldwide, will proceed in two phases. This first phase consists of qualitative research in the three cities of Dhaka, Addis Ababa and Port-au-Prince to learn more about the gender based violence and perceptions of insecurity faced by the...

    Gender Diversity Dynamics in Humanitarian Negotiations: The International Committee of the Red Cross as a Case Study on the Frontlines of Armed Conflicts

    Negotiations for access are crucial for the success of humanitarian operations. They also occur in contexts of armed conflict and violence that typically entrench gender identities. Building on the vast research showing that gender affects the conduct and outcome of negotiations, this...

    Nov 2016
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  • Gender Perspectives on IHL

    Armed conflict affects men, women, girls and boys in fundamentally different ways, often exacerbating pre-existing gender inequalities in society. In this context, how well does international humanitarian law (IHL) account for these differences in the protection of vulnerable populations in...

    Feb 2016
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  • Gendered Misconceptions of Militarized Identities: Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration of Female Combatants in the DRC

    The prolonged conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has often been mischaracterized by a persistent narrative featuring women as perpetual victims of systemic sexual violence and male rebel groups as perpetrators. This incomplete understanding of the situation has resulted...

    Mar 2015
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  • Getting to Zero: A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline

    In 2014 in Sierra Leone, the Ebola epidemic killed the doctor in charge of Sierra Leone’s largest Ebola isolation ward. Dr. Oliver Johnson stepped in to keep the ward open. Sinead Walsh, Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone was simultaneously working to scale up the international response.

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    GR2 Announcement

    The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Women in War Program is excited to announce that it has officially changed its name to the Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2).

    We believe this new name more accurately reflects where, and how, we work. While our program has always focused...

    Grace Yeboah-Kodie

    Grace is a Research Assistant for the Summer & Fall 2020 semesters at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology. At Signal, Grace researches the role of mathematical and computational modeling during historical Ebola outbreaks to inform predictive analysis tools.

    She is a...

    Gregory R. Ciottone
    GRID: A Methodology Integrating Witness Testimony and Satellite Imagery Analysis for Documenting Alleged Mass Atrocities

    This article documents the development and initial use case of the GRID (Ground Reporting through Imagery Delivery) methodology by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). GRID was created to support corroboration of witness testimony of mass atrocity related-events using satellite...

    Nov 2014
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