Laughter helps heal traumatized survivors of Cameroon’s simmering conflict.
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.
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in three Native American women report being the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, and most go unpublished.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.
Child migrants reunified with their parents over the past two years are fraught with the relief at finally being reunited, the normal challenges of adolescence, and navigating the new relationship, all amid looming legal and other pressures.