Laughter helps heal traumatized survivors of Cameroon’s simmering conflict.
Cameroon initiative helps young violent offenders become ‘prisonpreneurs,’ peace builders
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.
In Harlem, An Effort to End Gun Violence Keeps Hope Alive
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.
Fighting to get justice for rape victims in Kenya’s north
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.
Central Americans Fleeing Violence Seek Refuge in Mexico
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.
Most Rapes of Native American Women Go Unpunished; Communities and Police Debate Solutions
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in three Native American women report being the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, and most go unpublished.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.
Reunification with Family in US is Bittersweet for Child Migrants
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.
Child Migrants Fight in Immigration Courts to Stay in U.S.
NEW YORK — Congregating on benches in a downtown Manhattan courtroom, children and their guardians listen to a young woman who stands in front of them talking in Spanish. The speaker, Marielos […]
Child Migrants Face Challenges but Are Kids Again on the Soccer Field
NEW YORK — On artificial turf at the foot of Yankee Stadium, some 40 teenage boys kick soccer balls on a Saturday afternoon, laughing and yelling to each other in Spanish. On […]
With German government overwhelmed by asylum-seekers, volunteers provide support
Volunteers are stepping up to provide aid, language classes, childcare and more at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, where the government has established a temporary shelter for asylum seekers.