Dyan Mazurana

Dyan Mazurana directs Feinstein’s Research Program on Women, Children, and Armed Conflict and co-directs the Masters of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) Program. She focuses on gendered dimensions of humanitarian response to conflict and crises, documenting serious crimes committed during conflict, and accountability, remedy, and reparation. She serves as an advisor to several governments, UN agencies, human rights NGOs, and child…

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Islamabad, Pakistan: A Case Report of Refugees in Towns

Pakistan has experienced several waves of refugees due to recurring conflict in neighboring Afghanistan, as well as repeated internal displacement caused by complex emergencies within the country. This case report looks at the integration experiences of Afghan refugees in Islamabad’s “refugee villages,” paying special attention to education, which the author argues plays a central role in the integration of young people and their families to…

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Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium aims to generate a stronger evidence base on how people in conflict-affected situations make a living, access basic services like health care, education and water, and perceive and engage with governance at local and national levels.

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Welcome our new Practitioner Expert in residence

Chris Herlinger has joined our Practitioner Expert Program. Chris is the senior writer for the humanitarian agency Church World Service and a contributing writer to National Catholic Reporter and its Global Sisters Report. He is the author, or co-author, of three books on humanitarian themes — including Where Mercy Fails: Darfur’s Struggle to Survive and Rubble Nation: Haiti’s Pain, Haiti’s Promise — and is working…

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Annual Report 2011-2012

This report covers the first year of our new three year strategy with its focus on seven critical areas of research. We now have active research ongoing in 16 countries around the world, with over 25 projects linking research to policy and practice change. In Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Afghanistan, our research has had a direct impact on government and independent aid programming, and globally our work with a number of leading NGOs and more…

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