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Addressing Sexual Violence in the NGO Community

The Silence Breakers emerged as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” in a swirl of allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, exposing famous individuals in Hollywood, politics, journalism and other industries as sexual predators.  Survivors of sexual harassment and assault have stepped forward and launched a conversation that all of us, in every sector and slice of life, need to have, honestly and in the open. The NGO community, driven to promote the dignity of all and correcting power imbalances, must address sexual harassment and the inequalities that abet it.

Net Neutrality Beyond the U.S.

by Reid Porter and Soshana Hashmie

Humanitarian Crisis and Nuclear Proliferation in North Korea

Nine nations possess the global supply of roughly 15,000 nuclear warheads. The United States and Russia are the largest players, together accounting for more than 90 percent of the supply. North Korea has the smallest count with only 10 warheads, but continues to test its capabilities including conducting three nuclear tests since 2016.

Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Settings

By Janine Kossen, Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer, Women’s Protection & Empowerment at IRC

Does Data Drive Your Decisions?

by Amin Vafa, Department of State, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources

Promoting the Needs of Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings

by Janine Kossen, Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer, Women’s Protection & Empowerment at IRC

What the Libyan Slave Trade Reveals About the Reality of Modern-Day Slavery

The Nigerians stand side by side in the dark as an unseen auctioneer reels off the price of their bondage: 400. 700. Sold for 1,200 Libyan dinars — or $880.

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