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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

disclosed experiencing rape ( Refugee Law Project, 2017 ). These data spotlight the variance among types of sexual violence and underscore that the most common form may not be anal rape – or forced sex acts or genital violence. The misconception that there is a main form of sexual violence against men and boys can be harmful because service providers (among others) may overlook other common types of sexual victimisation, thus preventing survivors from

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Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
Dominique Marshall

be respected by assigning a field employee trusted by the local community to accompany the image-makers ( Figure 2 ). Figure 2: Selected by Stephanie Leclair, WUSC. Student researchers with the International Seminar participate in an interview. ‘As part of WUSC’s International Seminar to Malawi, student researchers from Canada, Malawi, and the Dzaleka Refugee Camp interviewed young refugees to identify the barriers and opportunities for greater youth economic self-reliance in refugee contexts. To protect the identities of interviewees, the local

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Catherine Akurut

responses ( Maxwell and Gelsdorf, 2019 :10; Refugee Law Project (RLP), 2013 ; Dolan and Hilton, 2013 ). Because the phenomenon of conflict-related sexual violence against men (CRSV/M) has been less recognised ( Dolan et al. , 2016 ; Lewis, 2009 ), there is no accurate statistical picture of the scope of the problem ( All Survivors Project, 2017 :14). Despite low numbers of men who experience CRSV reporting it and seeking help ( Ba and Bhopal

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German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

in July 2018 boarded a Turkish Airlines flight from Gothenburg to Istanbul to prevent the deportation of a man to Afghanistan. 2 Arguably, such acts of solidarity are not new. Think, for example, of Lisa Fittko, who in 1940 and 1941 escorted many refugees, among them Walter Benjamin, across the Pyrenees from France to Spain ( Fittko, 2000 ). What is new, however, is the publicity and support these acts are garnering in Europe. In this essay I focus on one particular instance in 2019, in which an act of solidarity with migrants – a search and rescue (SAR) operation

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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action1
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

and international humanitarian, refugee and human rights law. In such situations, humanitarians may have to uphold their own values and practices, even if in contradiction with local cultures ( Slim, 1998 ). This includes situations where humanitarianism’s growing commitment to gender equality may be at odds with local cultural norms. This may occur when a culture ‘only involves men in humanitarian decision-making’, ‘gives preference to male children in emergency food

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Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector
Miriam Bradley

categories of staff or of other civilians, but stopping short of comparing staff and other civilians. Larissa Fast, for example, laments the differential treatment accorded to refugees compared with the internally displaced, and to international staff compared with national staff, but says nothing of the differential treatment accorded to displaced persons on the one hand and staff on the other ( Fast, 2015 : 119, 127). The comparison in this article

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Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Logan Cochrane

Introduction After decades of conflict, an agreement in 2005 set in motion the processes that would lead South Sudan to become an independent nation-state in 2011. After an initial period of optimism, conflict re-emerged; first over control of oil resources in 2012, and then in the form of a civil war, starting in 2013. The conflict has caused the displacement of millions of people internally and internationally as refugees. Compounded by the lack of basic infrastructure and services, limited capacity, and minimal governmental presence outside of Juba

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Humanity and Solidarity
Tanja R. Müller and Róisín Read

working-class women adopt in exile in Jordan, the article carefully interrogates shifting gender and power dynamics. In doing so it questions the fashionable humanitarian focus on self-reliance and entrepreneurship, as well as youth, but demonstrates how individual and family well-being often relies on rather different parameters. A better understanding among humanitarian actors of what refugee women themselves perceive as valuable lives would be a welcome step in advancing gendered aspirations

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Matthew Hunt, Sharon O’Brien, Patrick Cadwell, and Dónal P. O’Mathúna

in humanitarian response is the Rohingya refugee crisis. In August 2018, Translators without Borders (TWB) surveyed a sample of refugees in the Kutupalong–Balukhali camp (407 respondents) to better understand their language and information needs ( Hasan, 2018 ). TWB found that language barriers and low access to media left many Rohingya refugees without the crucial information they needed to get support and make informed choices. Communication was made even more

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Róisín Read

’, Gender & Development , 27 : 2 , 337 – 53 , doi: 10.1080/13552074.2019.1615281 . Lokot , M. ( 2019 ), ‘ The Space between Us: Feminist Values and Humanitarian Power Dynamics in Research with Refugees ’, Gender & Development , 27 : 3 , 467 – 84 , doi: 10

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