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Dispelling Misconceptions about Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement
Heleen Touquet, Sarah Chynoweth, Sarah Martin, Chen Reis, Henri Myrttinen, Philipp Schulz, Lewis Turner, and David Duriesmith

individual members and build group cohesion ( Cohen, 2013 ) – but also as a rite of passage and as a ‘re-masculinizing’ act ( Belkin, 2012 ). Men and boys, like women and girls and nonbinary persons, may be forced into sexual slavery, trafficked for sexual purposes, or sexually exploited ( Howe et al. , 2018 ; Chynoweth et al. , 2020b ). Sexual violence may also be used to extort money from the victim or from their family members. Extortion

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Valérie Gorin

rich. The access campaign was born, using the money from the Nobel Peace Prize that we won in 1999. We went from doing public témoignage to being campaign activists. We needed to also negotiate for access. Those levels of connectivity started to impact each other in a globalized world and regional discussions certainly impacted national field discussions. In the mid 2000s, we developed this group called ‘Policy and Advocacy Coordination Team’. It became the ‘Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Team’, which has now dropped the advocacy – but that’s an internal

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Focus on Community Engagement
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez, and Sylvain Landry B. Faye

died, was confirmed Ebola-positive ( Fofana, 2016 ). This sparked nationwide controversy, and in Kambia, many didn’t believe that the new case was real. Some suspected that Ebola workers were trying to make money from the epidemic once more. ‘Workers at the treatment centre jumped with joy when they heard!’ was a common story told in poyo (palm wine) bars. In Bamoi, contact tracing proved a challenge: of the fifty people to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings and Lauren Harris

described different tactics to the process, either choosing to go through the OFAC process first and UNSC exemption second or vice versa. Tracking the outcome of other organisations’ exemption processes emerged as a useful tool, with interviewees explaining that they knew to apply for exemptions for certain materials due to the experiences of other humanitarian groups. The administrative burden was a common theme in interviews. Concerns ranged from time spent on applications and money for lawyers, to a lack of clarity in the various processes. The ability of small

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An Interview with Rainer Schlösser, Spokesperson of the Association of the Red Cross Museums in Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen Rotkreuz-Museen)
Sönke Kunkel

it costs money and you have to find qualified staff to do that. SK: Speaking of staff and personnel, one thing I was wondering about is whether you work with professionals – museologists, trained museum staff, museum educators, and so on? RS: This differs across German Red Cross museums. In our own case, here in Luckenwalde, we worked together with an expert from the regional museum association when we set up the museum. So we got a good deal of advice on how to organize exhibit spaces and so on. The director of the association is now also a member of our

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Paul Currion

investment in innovation in the aid industry, where social returns are delivered primarily overseas. Analysts have noted that ‘[i]n the absence of the profit motive it is essential to provide other incentives for individuals and organisations’ ( Mulgan and Albury, 2003 : 2), and it has been suggested that institutional donors are attempting to create incentives by using concepts such as Value for Money to become ‘customers of impact’ ( Gray and Hoffman, 2015 : 16). Such attempts to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Positioning, Politics and Pertinence
Natalie Roberts

resources being deployed to contain it, and that they ‘did not perceive the SRP3 to be a viable basis for issuing funding’ ( IOAC, 2019 ). However, the funds were still allocated, and as described by a non-MSF practitioner involved in the response, ‘the solution endorsed by everyone seemed to be to just throw more money at the problem’. When disagreements occurred between MSF and the Congolese authorities at the Beni EOC meetings during this period, they

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Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
Dominique Marshall

the CRC via Facebook and Twitter to inquire about shelter, a six thousand percent increase in traffic. In addition to the flurry of urgent questions and answers, registrations and individual electronic money transfers used the same channels. ‘Alberta is still on my mind,’ Falconer said about the CRC use of social media. Five years later, even if the families of Fort McMurray are less visible in the national media, the CRC continues to use the same channels of information with the local population for the ongoing tasks of recovery. When another emergency, the COVID

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Open Access (free)
Jeffrey Flynn

the impression of Africans as passive recipients of aid. The complex history and political causes behind the famine were reduced to the simple issue of ‘money and food’ (282–3). There was much criticism at the time and a 1989 survey, Images of Africa, concluded that ‘none of the image-purveyors – NGOs, the media, or Band Aid – had made a concerted effort to address and broadcast positive indigenous efforts to allay the crisis’ (283). Lidchi explores how the subsequent

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Dominique Marshall

themselves. He recalls: ‘There were probably negative comments as well … It seems to me that some people said they no longer wanted to subscribe, perhaps because they thought it was a waste of tax payers’ money. I’m the one saying that … I don’t have letters saying that … These are things I’ve heard. But, basically, it was just positive.’ He himself appreciated the work of CIDA Youth Publications from close quarters: ‘I brought them home too’, he commented, ‘I gave them to my nephews and nieces.’ The appealing nature of the visual media explains much of the appreciation

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