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Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Author: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Publication Date: June 2013 Summary: This updated report contains new evidence about the gravity of the threat that illegal wildlife trade and the poaching crisis represents to security, to wildlife, and to people.  It also examines illegal wildlife trade links to violence, radicalism, organized crime, corruption, fraud, and terror – […]

Mafia of the Poor: Gang Violence and Extortion in Central America
April 25, 2019
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Author: International Crisis Group Publication Date: April 2017 Summary: This report is based on dozens of interviews with officials and experts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, including with security agents, prosecutors, donors, academics, activists and community dwellers in marginal neighbourhoods of San Salvador, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Born in the aftermath of […]

The Positive Effects of the Cure Violence Model for Families and Children
April 25, 2019
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Author: Cure Violence Publication Date: October 2015 Summary: The Cure Violence Model is an evidence-based, epidemic reversal approach to reducing violence that applies the same techniques used to stop other epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Community health workers are hired from the community and chosen for their access and credibility among the highest risk population. […]

Gangs, violence and the role of women and girls
April 25, 2019
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Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: March 2017 Summary: The focus of this Policy Note is specifically on the role of women and girls in gangs as an opportunity to examine whether a more “gendered” response to the phenomenon of gangsterism could have success. The case study for the research was the gangs […]

Shared Security, Shared Elections: Best practices for the prevention of electoral violence
April 24, 2019
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Author: American Friends Service Committee Publication Date: July 2018 Summary: What are the major causes of electoral violence? What have proven to be the most effective means of preventing such violence? With several recent notable cases of violent elections, understanding the dynamics around electoral violence has become increasingly important in improving the quality of democracy around […]

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Elections
April 24, 2019
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Author: International IDEA, Clingendael Publication Date: September 2016 Summary: Elections are essential elements of democratic systems. Unfortunately, abuse and manipulation (including voter intimidation, vote buying or ballot stuffing) can distort these processes. However, little attention has been paid to an intrinsic part of this threat: the conditions and opportunities for criminal interference in the electoral process. […]

Monitoring and Evaluating Conflict Sensitivity
January 27, 2017
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Author: CARE & CDA Publication Date: March 2013 Description: This document gives practical guidance on how to monitor and evaluate the interaction between an intervention and conflict. It includes a discussion of the methodological questions that arise when embarking on a process to monitor and evaluate for unintended interactions with conflict, as well as a range of practical […]

The Complexity of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Insights from Mogadishu and South Central Somalia

Author: CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples) and International Alert Publication Date: 2015 Description: This report aims to expand research on some of the main issues and concerns regarding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Somalia, to better understand the linkages between SGBV and conflict there, to try to understand why Somalia in its current period […]

Guidance for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Monitoring and Mitigation within Non-GBV Focused Sectoral Programming
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November 18, 2016
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Author: CARE Publication Date: October 2014 Description: Though GBV has primarily been a focus within the sexual, reproductive, and maternal health (SRMH), HIV/AIDs, and emergency/humanitarian fields, the increased mandate for gender-integrated programming has made GBV a more salient issue in other non-emergency, international development sectoral programming as well. This document aims to provide clear guidance on […]

Global and Regional Estimates of Violence Against Women: Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Non-Partner Sexual Violence

Author: World Health Organization Publication Date: 2013 Description: This report presents the first global systematic review and synthesis of the body of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women — violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows […]

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