By Barbara Cedillo A translation of this post is available in Spanish A livestream transmission is available The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Vice Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, together with the Municipalities of Bogota and Medellin and with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, will hold the Ninth Citizen … [Read more...] about Announcement: The Ninth Citizen Security Week 2017 will be held in Colombia
Originally published in Spanish Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) suffers disproportionately from the impact of violence against women compared to other regions. The vast majority of victims are men, and especially young people. But the impact on women is also high, and manifests itself in many ways. Women who suffer from violence are more likely to have depression. … [Read more...] about What is the cost of violence against women for their health, their children, and their work?
“The biggest headache is getting the men to walk away from certain things,” says Adenike Stephenson, when asked what gave her the most difficulties at her job as regional coordinator for the Citizen Security and Justice Program. Those things are actually two: stopping kids from smoking marijuana first thing in the morning, which makes them lethargic for the remainder of the … [Read more...] about On scamming and marijuana: a ground-up view of a citizen security program in Jamaica