Center launches gender-based violence disclosure toolkit in Mexico

Written by Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health & Julia Uyttewaal, manager of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration This summer, the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration officially launched its revised toolkit for service providers and humanitarian workers in Mexico. The toolkit offers guidance on how to approach the thorny issue […]

Read, Watch, Listen: Human Rights Today

The Student Advisory Council at the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration has developed links for you to look at, read & listen to on center topics.

Collaborator Spotlight! Marcela French

Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration MARCELA FRENCH Data Services CoordinatorThe Women’s Safe House Meet Ms. Marcela French, a bilingual advocate working to empower women and their families who have suffered from domestic violence and human trafficking. Ms. French currently works at The Women’s Safe House in St. Louis, which continues to offer shelter […]

Collaborator Spotlight! Christopher Prater

Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration Christopher Prater, MD, MPH Assistant Professor in Medicine and PediatricsWashington University School of MedicineDivision of General MedicineAffinia HealthcareTB Physician, City of St. Louis Department of HealthFaculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health Bio: Dr. Prater is a primary care physician trained in internal medicine and pediatrics with a focus on […]

Statement on the death of George Floyd and too many others

The Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration grieves the tragic death of George Floyd last week, and of Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Yvette Smith, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and too many others in recent memory. We stand in solidarity with […]

Collaborator Spotlight! Leila Sadat & the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration

LEILA SADAT, JD, LLM, D.E.A. James Carr Professor of International Criminal LawDirector of the Whitney R. Harris World Law InstituteSpecial Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to theInternational Criminal Court ProsecutorSchool of Law, Washington University in St. LouisFaculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health Bio: Leila Nadya Sadat is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of public […]

Washington University researchers collaborate with Mexican asylum authorities to support survivors of gender-based violence applying for refugee protection

For decades, Mexico has been a country of transit for migrants and refugees seeking safety and opportunity in the United States. As the U.S. closes its southern border and crises in Central America continue unabated, however, more and more people are leaving home and staying in Mexico. And many of them are asking Mexico for […]

Collaborator Spotlight! Lindsay Stark, DrPH, MPH

Lindsay Stark, DrPH, MPH Associate Professor of Social Work and Public HealthCo-Director, Center for Violence and Injury PreventionCo-Director, International Center for Child Health and DevelopmentBrown School at Washington UniversityFaculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health Bio: Dr. Stark is an internationally recognized expert on the protection and well-being of women and children in situations of extreme adversity. She has more […]

Multi-disciplinary WashU faculty shed light on the dynamics of intimate partner violence in refugee and migration contexts

The Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration recently launched its latest research report entitled, Intimate Partner Violence and Asylum in the Americas: Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru. This ground-breaking report is the first to simultaneously examine challenges in North and South American countries facing survivors of intimate partner violence who need to access refugee protection. […]

New report released on intimate partner violence and refugee protection in the Americas

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager and Julia Uyttewaal, manager of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration at the Institute for Public Health Intimate partner violence is a serious global issue. The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime recently reported that 50,000 women were killed by an intimate partner in 2017. This […]

Evaluating Dr. Denis Mukwege’s Panzi Hospital in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

WashU takes a holistic approach to assessing holistic care Since 1999, Panzi Hospital in South Kivu province, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has cared for survivors of sexual violence – including women and small children who have been violated. Established by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient, Dr. Denis Mukwege, the hospital is special: […]