Learn more about our Center for Dissemination & Implementation student collaborator, Flora Cohen and her work in Uganda.
Tag: Immigrant & Refugee Health
Institute supports CRE² 2022 seed grant awardees
The Institute has collaborated with the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Equity to help provide seed funding match grants for two projects.
Center helps promote the development of language access plans to benefit immigrants
Does your organization have a language access plan in place? Read more why these plans are vital to the individuals with limited English proficiency.
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 […]
Adaptations of pandemic proportions: Reflections one year later
In this blogpost by practicum student Chase Bryer, COVID-19 tactics used by service providers to aid immigrant and refugee populations is discussed.
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.
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 […]
Service providers in Mexico try out tools to support migrants’ safe disclosure of sexual and gender-based violence
Service providers in Mexico try out tools to support migrants’ safe disclosure of sexual and gender-based violence: WashU puts research into practice
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. […]