Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health According to a Washington Post report, witnesses and victims’ relatives say that days before a peace deal was made to end the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region last fall, soldiers from neighboring Eritrea massacred more than 300 villagers over the course of a […]
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Collaborator SPOTLIGHT: Faculty Scholar works for equitable care for diverse patients, communities
Faculty Scholar and Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration collaborator, Julia Lopez works toward equitable health care for patients and families.
Center publishes study report & toolkit: Disclosure of gender-based violence in conflict settings
Learn more about a years-long project by our Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration and team, on the disclosure of gender-based violence in conflict settings, via their final report now available for download.
Center director says survivor-centered approach needed when investigating conflict-related sexual violence
Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration Director, Kim Thuy Seelinger was recently a featured guest at the Hague Humanity Lab on an international justice-related podcast concerning conflict-related sexual violence.
Some Russian commanders encouraged sexual violence, says lawyer advising Kyiv (Links to an external site)
Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration Director, Kim Thuy Seelinger, JD, also a special advisor to the ICC, recently spoke about sexual violence in war torn Ukraine.
2022 Institute for Public Health Annual Conference puts the “human” in “Health as a Human Right”
The 15th Institute for Public Health Annual Conference, “Health as a Human Right” centered on how a lack of human rights can affect our health, among other themes.
Center collaborates with Mukwege Foundation and WashU researchers to release report: “Understanding conflict-related sexual violence in Ethiopia”
Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration Director, Kim Thuy Seelinger and a multidisciplinary team have released a report on their study on conflict related sexual violence in Ethiopia.
Seelinger participates in UN General Assembly conference (Links to an external site)
Kim Thuy Seelinger, director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration participated in the United Nations General Assembly event, “Ensuring Accountability for Sexual Violence and Other Violations of International Humanitarian Law”.
WashU Experts: Conflict-related sexual violence needs urgent action (Links to an external site)
Kim Thuy Seelinger, director of the Institute’s Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration and Faculty Scholar, Lindsay Stark, wrote an opinion piece on preventing conflict-related sexual violence. It is featured this month in The Lancet.
Center director talks to USA TODAY about women’s health care in war-ravaged Ukraine (Links to an external site)
Director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Kim Thuy Seelinger spoke with USA Today about the impact of the Ukranian unrest on women’s health care.
Institute adds new staff
The Institute for Public Health continues its mission as a connector, convener and catalyst for public health solutions by adding new staff.
Results of COVID-19 immigrant and service provider project released
On November 16, at the Immigrant Service Provider Network’s (ISPN) Annual Conference, researchers from the Institute for Public Health presented results from the study, “Impacts of COVID-19 on immigrant communities & service providers in St. Louis.” The study was a collaboration between ISPN and the Institute’s Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Center for […]
Center director and Institute Faculty Scholar appointed as Special Advisors to International Criminal Court (Links to an external site)
Director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration at the Institute for Public Health and Brown School Associate Research Professor , Kim Thuy Seelinger, and Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at WashU, both of whom are Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars, have been appointed special advisers to the International […]
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 […]
Center tackles human rights, refugee protection & gender-based violence (Links to an external site)
The Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration, based at Washington University in St. Louis’ Institute for Public Health, was established in 2020. It’s mission is to bridge research, policy, and practice to improve evidence-based response to serious human rights abuses. Read this center profile published by the Brown School.
Student Advisory Council members share a passion for justice and equity
Students’ drive for justice ignites the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration’s Student Advisory Council.
Center issues statement about gun violence & racism in Atlanta
The Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration releases a statement about the recent shootings and deaths of Asian American workers.
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 […]
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 […]