The central African nation of Cameroon, like other countries south of the Sahara, is witnessing a steady upsurge in the number of young people in conflict with the law. Some are recruited by criminal gangs or violent extremist groups.
All throughout the New York City, across the country and around the world, community organizers are building personal relationships and holding interventions to keep their neighborhoods safe. They are part of a public health initiative called Cure Violence that is changing the way governments and community organizations are dealing with gun violence.
In Wajir, a consortium of non-profit groups and government agencies have come together to work against rape and the traditional Maslah system that denies justice to those affected.
Native American women participated in the Women’s March on Jan. 21, wrapping blue silk scarves around their shoulders. Their attendance was a moment of resiliency, but more than that, it was a show of expertise in the ways of resistance.
While updating identity documents is an arduous and expensive legal process, many non-binary (those who don’t identify as a man or woman) and transgender people have been motivated by November’s election results and are undertaking the process of updating their names, gender markers or both.
The number of asylum-seekers from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras has risen more than five-fold between 2012 and 2015. An increasing share of them have made Mexico, not the United States, their final destination.
One in three Native American women report being the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, and most go unpublished. Communities are debating potential solutions with police.