Archives: Magazines

Music heals: a brief background of Healing in Harmony

Make Music Matter believes that music can play an integral role in the healing of individuals and communities in a concrete and measurable way. Together with our partners at Panzi Hospital and Foundation in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and with the support of Elhra’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund, we have been able… Read more »

Share
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

Saving lives and saved lives: why women matter in humanitarian crises

We know that humanitarian crises are times of turmoil when structures, systems and socio-cultural norms can be transformed for the benefit of all persons: for equity, equality of rights and justice. Feminists working in humanitarian settings continue to be told that gender can only be considered following the immediate response because the first focus must… Read more »

Share
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

Advancing access to education for girls and women in humanitarian emergencies: critical insights into community engagement in Afghanistan

Over the last 15 years, girls have gone from being forbidden from enrolling in school to representing 39% of learners in Afghanistan’s basic education system.However, significant challenges in girls’ education remain: an estimated 3.7 million children are out of school – 60% of whom are girls. Only 37% of female youth and 19% of adult… Read more »

Share
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

Addressing the systematic barriers facing women and girls in the aid system in Somalia

In the twenty-first century more than ever before, we’re seeing positive global initiatives to tackle gender inequality, gender- based violence and other gender-related issues. However, we’re also getting more reports of abuses and inequalities affecting women and girls, including in the aid sector. When I decided to move back to Somalia in the early 1990s… Read more »

Share
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

The role of gendered norms in driving suicidal behaviour in Vietnam: why are girls more vulnerable?

Drawing on primary qualitative data collection in 2017 and a review of secondary sources,this article explores patterns of suicide among children and adolescents in Vietnam, with a particular focus on the role of gendered norms in driving suicidal behaviour.Several factors intertwine to make some people more vulnerable than others, ranging from individual histories of psychopathology… Read more »

Share
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

Disaster, response and relationships: a gendered approach to localising disaster risk reduction in the Pacific

Cyclones, floods, droughts and earthquakes in the Pacific are increasing in both intensity and frequency, with devastating impacts, especially for women and girls. Global evidence indicates that women are generally at higher risk of being affected by disasters and have different levels of resilience and capacity to recover .This is particularly true in Pacific countries,… Read more »

Share
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

Raising the visibility of IDPs: a case study of gender- and age-specific vulnerabilities among Ethiopian IDP adolescents

Over 1.39 million people were displaced in Ethiopia in 2018 – more than anywhere else globally during the same period.Many were displaced along the Oromia and Somali regional border, where tensions over the allocation of pasture and water resources are thought to have contributed to a sudden escalation of ethnic violence in late 2017 and… Read more »

Share
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

Child marriage: a major obstacle to building adolescent girls’ resilience

After fleeing her home in Syria and moving around different locations in Lebanon, Haya’s parents forced her to marry when she was 15 years old. The same happened to 14-year-old Salma in Pakistan, after her family lost their home due to floods. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Olive was kidnapped by a member… Read more »

Share
FacebookTwitterLinkedIn