Tag: Gender-Based Violence

Laura Chattin – Ending Domestic Violence in Ethiopia

Arguments for and against Western humanitarian aid have been raging for as long as modern society has existed. While some would say that those with the means have a responsibility to help those who are experiencing hardships, there are many reasons as to why Western humanitarian intervention can be ineffective and/or harmful. In terms of domestic abuse in countries such… Read more →

The Effectiveness of Laws on Gender-Based Violence-Lauren Prince

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a contributing factor to the influx of women and children fleeing the Northern Triangle. Although it is important for countries, including the U.S., to acknowledge GBV as an acceptable form of persecution, it is also important to discuss efforts to combat GBV itself, specifically in the Northern Triangle. According to the UNHCR, “El Salvador, Guatemala, and… Read more →

Russia’s Deaf Government in the Face of Gender-Based Violence by: Ashley Weldon

In Russia, the recent decriminalization of domestic violence in 2017 is a reflection of the government’s refusal to regard gender-based violence as a problem and an unwillingness to confront a cultural problem of violence against women, who are the primary victims of domestic abuse in the country. As a result of the passage of this domestic violence bill, “beatings that leave… Read more →

The Impact of Gender-Based Violence on Migration-Lauren Prince

In my last blog post, I discussed the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) in the Northern Triangle. As I stated in my previous blog, hundreds of thousands of people, of which a growing number are women and children, are fleeing this region each year. In recent years, we have come to understand that a predominate reason for this phenomenon is… Read more →

Gender-Based Violence in the Northern Triangle-Lauren Prince

The Northern Triangle, which consists of three countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, have received more attention as hundreds of thousands of people flee this region each year. There are a variety of push factors that have contributed to the migration of populations including corruption, a lack of economic activity, and chronic violence (Cheatham). In my blogs I will focus… Read more →