Tag: 2018/02 newsletter eng

The Igarapé Institute launches the Forced Migration Observatory

At last one person around the world is forced from their home and property every single second. Many of them – about 22 million – are refugees. Even more – some 36 million – are internally displaced. While the majority of displaced people are fleeing

Training peacekeepers for a UN mission in Central African Republic (CAR)

The Igarapé Institute is a long-time supporter of Brazilian and United Nations (UN) conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts. The coordinator of the Institute’s Building Peace program, Adriana Abdenur, and Giovana Kuele led training exercises at the Escola de Operações de Paz de Caráter Naval [Naval

The public security crisis deepens in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro has experienced yet another shock – the launch of a full-scale federal intervention putting the military in charge of public security in Rio de Janeiro. For the first time since 1988, the armed forces oversee the secretary for public security, the firemen

Fighting against the incarceration of pregnant women

The Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) has authorized house arrest for all (preventively) imprisoned women who are pregnant or who are mothers of children up to 12 years old. This unprecedented decision should positively benefit around 4,000 women included on a list supplied by the National

Talking about the future of public security

The Igarapé Institute was invited to co-organize and open a the 2018 public lecture series – Brasil do Amanhã [Brazil of Tomorrow] – at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro. The subject of the lectures was public security. Among the invited guests included the

Consultation on arms control in the US and Latin America

The Igarapé Institute participated in some of the most important OAS meetings of the year – the session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Held this year in Bogotá, Katherine Aguirre was one of four non-government representatives selected to contribute to a round table discussion

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