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 […]

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.

Finding refuge: Sexual violence in forced displacement & COVID-19 implications

Globally, approximately 79.5 million people are currently forcibly displaced and have fled their homes to escape violence, conflict, or persecution. In a recent seminar, Kim Seelinger, JD, Director, Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration discussed the roles of the health-sector in supporting survivors of SGBV. Sexual and gender-based violence is a broad term that […]

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: […]

Preterm birth rates in immigrant populations on the rise under trump administration

Written by Monica Villarruel, MPH, 2019 practicum student at the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health; and Clark-Fox Institute Policy Scholar A 2018 study led by researchers at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health demonstrated a connection between sociopolitical stressors and rising rates of premature births among […]

WashU faculty aiding in Rohingya refugee efforts

Written by Rupa Patel, MD MPH1, Nishat Rahman, PhD2, Sakila Yesmin, MPhil MSc2, Zahin Ahmed3, Razee Bazle, Hasan A. Chowdhury, Homer Venters, MD4, Ross Brownson, PhD5, Rumi Price, PhD5, Parul Bakhshi, PhD DEA6, Ali Anwar, MD7, John Crane, BA1, and Anne Glowinski, MD MPE7 Since August 2017, over 900,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, establishing […]

HBO Documentary Screening Interviews

The Global Health Center and Center for Community Health Partnership & Research recently hosted a screening of the HBO documentary “Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Four Summer Research Program students had the opportunity to interview Steven Larson, MD, co-founder and executive director of Puentes de Salud; and Maxim Pozdorovkin, the film’s director. […]