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Humanity and Solidarity
Tanja R. Müller and Róisín Read

outcomes. While as in any such documents, most of the latter are not new and it may be striking that such strategic guidance only comes that late in the day, it is still a belated recognition of the deeply intertwined connection between mental health and broader development agendas. It is an important reminder to consider the social determinants of health that not least COVID-19 has exposed once more so clearly. Rather ironically, this comes at a time when not only DfID has ceased to exist, but where

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Lessons Learned from an Intervention by Médecins Sans Frontières
Maria Ximena Di Lollo, Elena Estrada Cocina, Francisco De Bartolome Gisbert, Raquel González Juarez, and Ana Garcia Mingo

the COVID-19 response was directed toward supporting the health system, therefore delaying the detection of residents and staff in care homes with COVID-19. They were left behind. Moreover, high rates of asymptomatic infection among staff and residents, together with a limited testing capacity, further hindered early recognition and implementation of appropriate IPC measures ( WHO, 2020b ). The lack of capacity to implement isolation, quarantine

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Why Building Back Better Means More than Structural Safety
Bill Flinn

is not likely to harm anyone; it is not so easy if a low-quality concrete building might precipitously collapse in an earthquake potentially causing serious injury or even death to the inhabitants 8 . Two considerations help to take the agony out of the decision. The first is the recognition that safety is just one of the many factors that defines a good house. It may really be the case that a healthy house is more important than a safe house especially if the prevailing hazard is not that likely to threaten life. The second is the probable lack of funds, both

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A Belated but Welcome Theory of Change on Mental Health and Development
Laura Davidson

), ‘ Equal Recognition Before the Law ’, UN Doc. CRPD/C/GC/1, www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/crpd/pages/gc.aspx (accessed 4 December 2020 ). Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ( 2007 ), UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/RES/61/106, 24 January, www

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Lewis Hine’s Photographs of Refugees for the American Red Cross, 1918–20
Sonya de Laat

, kinder world than appeals to rational moral arguments ( Rorty, 1998 : 122–3). Building on Rorty, visual theorist Sharon Sliwinski persuasively outlines that spectators’ ‘passionate responses’ to visual images of suffering and calamity, such as outrage, disgust, sorrow, or frustration, are aesthetic experiences necessary to preceded actions aimed at bettering humanity ( 2011 : 5, 23). For Sliwinski, the camera centralizes the importance of appearance, recognition, and perception through ‘world spectator’s’ faculty of judgment and subsequent engagement in the civil space

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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

even hostile to wider norms and interests, attacks on civilians, IDPs and refugees and aid workers have grown. Fears of scarcity, feelings of injustice, lack of recognition and enervating insecurity have all taken their toll. The room for humanism has reduced as a result. We can see this in the backlash against human rights and the erosion of humanitarian space. Indeed, in what follows, I will suggest that without liberal world order, global humanitarianism as we currently understand it is impossible. Governments of rising powers, increasingly

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

, sweat, sperm and tears; and the capture of individual characteristics, including DNA, fingerprints, iris scans and voice and face recognition. Wearables are constituted through regulation and legalities: a plethora of ethical and legal norms and rules shape and constrain the development of wearables and their affordances. The main regulatory frames for wearables are data-protection and privacy laws, consumer regulation and human rights law, which govern research

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Sophie Roborgh

population that drives this monitoring strategy. However, accounts of incidents are not just a means to an end, they are an end in themselves. By reflecting a victim’s lived experience, they become important accounts of speaking out and témoignage , processes that have intrinsic value. The act of witnessing, for example, bears witness to something ‘beyond recognition’, and constitutes a deeply personal experience ( Oliver, 2001 ). Unequal accessibility to the

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Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti

who have suffered at the hands of conflict, violence and war, there is a tendency to essentialise such traumatic experiences, rather than treating them as lived and intersectionally subjective. Those representations, nonetheless, are coupled with the recognition that refugee women are ‘more than the labels to which they are assigned’, being ‘savvy entrepreneurs, mothers and students, with hopes and dreams’ ( Campese, 2018 ), whose lives are also defined by

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Catherine Akurut

), ‘ Conflict-Related Sexual Violence against Males: Recognition by and Responses of Humanitarian Organisations in Africa ’ ( Unpublished doctoral thesis , Nelson Mandela University , Port Elizabeth ). All Survivors Project (ASP) ( 2017 ), Legacies and Lessons: Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Sri Lanka and Bosnia and Herzegovina

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