Preventing violence is a task that begins in childhood. Two out of every three children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean are victims of child abuse or violent discipline at home, according to the most recent statistics. This promotes the intergenerational transmission of violence and has a close link to other delinquent behaviors. A key to eradicating this … [Read more...] about How to prevent child abuse to eradicate violence in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Research studies from a range of countries indicate that, despite differences in policies, youth who age out of state care face similar social and health challenges globally. These young people have difficulty finding stable, affordable housing; accessing social networks, health care, supportive and safe social relationships; and engaging in education, training, and employment. … [Read more...] about 6 lessons from Belize to improve outcomes for children in state care
Human trafficking is a crime and a violation of human rights that affects millions of children, women and men around the world. Although sexual exploitation is the most detected and visible form of trafficking, both globally and in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), there are multiple additional forms, including forced labor, forced begging, and trafficking for the purpose … [Read more...] about Five Facts you Need to Know about Forced Labor and Human Trafficking
It was June 28, 1969. At that time, there was a concentration of bars and venues frequented by LGBTIQ+ individuals located in New York’s East Village neighborhood. They were illegal establishments and, for the most part, controlled by the mob. Police harassment was frequent, with periodic raids and arrests. This was so until June 28 at 1:30 a.m., when, during one of these … [Read more...] about How can justice systems mitigate violence against the LGBTIQ+ community?
Is violence a disease? Beginning in 2000, violent crime in Trinidad & Tobago began to increase significantly. Over the past three years, however, the country has experienced an alarmingly sharp rise in homicides and shootings. By June 2018, local papers began speculating that the country was on track to record the highest number of murders since independence. As of … [Read more...] about Is violence a disease? A public health model to prevent the “transmission” of violent crime