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?
On May 17, we celebrate Father's Day. Beyond the festive connotations of the date, the day is an excellent opportunity to reflect on how the education of children and the social models that surround them play a vital role in the values that will guide their adult life. What kind of parents are we, and what parents do we want our children to be? Numerous studies show that … [Read more...] about This is Not a Game: Education, Machismo and Violence
Por Robert Pantzer The movie Moneyball is based on the true story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt). Beane took over the As in 2002, when the team was mediocre and lacking the deep pockets of some of its rivals. Beane hired Peter Brand, a young Yale economics graduate with radical ideas about how to assess players' value. Rather than … [Read more...] about Machine Learning and Money Ball: Lessons for Domestic Violence Prediction and Prevention
Increasingly, people are reading their email on their Apple Watch, tracking their sleep with their Fitbit, asking Siri for directions or demanding Alexa to change the song. We are moving towards a world of wearable technology. But for researchers at the MIT Media Lab, wearable technology is not just a luxury. It can prevent violence and save lives. After the 2012 Delhi … [Read more...] about Wearable Technology for Violence Prevention
What does machismo have to do with violence against women? Most people would say that the more aggressive a man is, the more violence he is likely to commit – against women and against other men. There is plenty of evidence to suggest this is true. But, we know that just telling men not to be machista anymore doesn’t work. … [Read more...] about Re-Thinking Masculinity to Prevent Violence Against Women