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1980–2000
Dominique Marshall

Hélène Tremblay were also regularly sent to schools, especially her two substantial volumes on Families of the World ( Tremblay, 1988 , 1990 ), published in English and in French. Sponsored mainly by CIDA, with the support of Save the Children Fund Canada, UNICEF and other United Nations agencies, the volumes were accompanied by ‘Activity Sheets’ as well as ‘Introductions for the Resource Person’, produced by Media-Sphere. A series of posters produced by Media-Sphere, such as two-sided large bilingual glossy sheets entitled ‘Eastern Caribbean’ ( CIDA, 1990b ) and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
Dominique Marshall

’s fifteen local offices in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South America, there is now a person responsible for communications. Similarly, over the past year, the CRC has created a unique program of training for ‘digital volunteer specialists’ across the organization. Falconer attributes the size and the originality of the program to established strengths of the organization: a network of volunteers who donate according to their individual experience and availability ( Glassford, 2018 ), as well as what she calls the ‘scalable’ nature of an organization

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
Juliano Fiori

new US strategy for international cooperation and multilateralism? CA: Well, it is a difficult moment for international cooperation. It is possible to argue that the liberalism of the old order was a veneer that permitted a form of capitalist domination. But, regardless, many people benefited from this veneer. There were opportunities for organisations like UNICEF and Save the Children. And for Brazil, too. When I was foreign minister, I was able to establish triangular cooperation programmes with the US in Africa and in the Caribbean. In my

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The Law and Politics of Responding to Attacks against Aid Workers
Julia Brooks and Rob Grace

/Pacific region, Europe and the Americas/Caribbean. Interviewees were primarily field-based humanitarian actors who have served in senior- or mid-level management or operational roles in humanitarian response. The gender breakdown of the interviewee pool is 78 male, 40 female. The interviewee pool consists largely of international staff – indeed, only eight interviewees were national staff – a limitation, given that national staff constitute the vast majority of the humanitarian workforce and since they are also disproportionately affected by security incidents. Nevertheless

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Why Building Back Better Means More than Structural Safety
Bill Flinn

affected number from the EM-DAT database includes injured and homeless Although the overall figures provide a persuasive argument for questioning the dominance of structural safety as the central focus of post-disaster reconstruction, closer examination suggests that a contextual nuance is needed. The figures show that rebuilding houses that are strong and safe in an earthquake-prone region is more important than storm-proof housing in the Philippines or the Caribbean. This should come as no surprise: earthquakes happen without warning and with catastrophic

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , E. ( 2015 ), South–South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development: Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East ( Oxford : Routledge ). Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , E. ( 2016a ), ‘ Repressentations of Displacement in the Middle East ’, Public Culture , 28 : 3 , 457 – 73 , doi: 10.1215/08992363-3511586 . Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , E. ( 2016b ), ‘ Refugee–Refugee Relations in Contexts of Overlapping Displacement ’, International

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Author: Sara De Vido

The book explores the relationship between violence against women on one hand, and the rights to health and reproductive health on the other. It argues that violation of the right to health is a consequence of violence, and that (state) health policies might be a cause of – or create the conditions for – violence against women. It significantly contributes to feminist and international human rights legal scholarship by conceptualising a new ground-breaking idea, violence against women’s health (VAWH), using the Hippocratic paradigm as the backbone of the analysis. The two dimensions of violence at the core of the book – the horizontal, ‘interpersonal’ dimension and the vertical ‘state policies’ dimension – are investigated through around 70 decisions of domestic, regional and international judicial or quasi-judicial bodies (the anamnesis). The concept of VAWH, drawn from the anamnesis, enriches the traditional concept of violence against women with a human rights-based approach to autonomy and a reflection on the pervasiveness of patterns of discrimination (diagnosis). VAWH as theorised in the book allows the reconceptualisation of states’ obligations in an innovative way, by identifying for both dimensions obligations of result, due diligence obligations, and obligations to progressively take steps (treatment). The book eventually asks whether it is not international law itself that is the ultimate cause of VAWH (prognosis).

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‘Case history’ on violence against women, and against women’s rights to health and to reproductive health
Sara De Vido

Esmeralda Herrera Monreal – at Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The death of at least 370 women had been reported over a period of ten years.136 The city, at the border between Mexico and the United States, has been called the ‘city of migrants’ and, from the 1960s onwards, saw the establishment of maquiladora (or maquila) factories in which the majority of the murdered women had worked. The Asociación Nacional de Abogados Democráticos A.C., the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights, the Red Ciudadana de No Violencia y por la Dignidad Humana and

in Violence against women’s health in international law