Human rights

Cartoon showing how humanitarian response affects population characteristics and trafficking risk.
Preparedness, relief, and rehabilitation mechanisms must be proactively implemented in order to mitigate the heightened risk of trafficking after the “next” natural hazards disaster.
This cross-sectional study of 109 women recruited across four prisons in Scotland, UK, supports SDGs 3, 5, and 16 by showing a strong association between a history of significant head injury and violent offences. Most instances of head injury were due to a history of repeated domestic abuse, and linked to current PTSD. These findings highlight the need to include significant head injury as a vulnerability when developing criminal justice policies, such as risk management, mental health, and prisoner rehabilitation and support.
In this episode of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr. Márcia Balisciano, talks to Tessy Antony de Nassau about leadership.
Elsevier,

The Impacts of Climate Change, A Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social, and Political Issues, 2021, Pages 537-545

This book chapter addresses SDGs 10 and 13 by describing climate refugees. While the Paris agreement does not make direct reference to impact of climate change to refugees, it is estimated that over 200 million people will migrate to other locations because of climate change by 2050 so a task force must be established to assist and mitigate displacement.
Elsevier,

Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 10, April 2021

Slum residents and migrants will require unique attention throughout the pandemic. The human rights of people on the move must be part of the COVID-19 responses. Ultra-vulnerable populations’ lives, safety and dignity must be better prioritised. Lessons learned from COVID-19 in India can improve future emergency responses. A human rights-based and sustainable COVID-19 recovery plan will benefit us all.
This work aims to carry out a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis in order to assess the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on women’s sexual function in women who have undergone FGM compared to women who have not undergone FGM.
RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Professor Jerome Nriagu and Dr Jann Murray-Garcia about their work to end racism.
Examines how popular urban social movements use social media to advocate for and promote sustainable transport modes as a human right.
The crisis provoked by COVID-19 has rapidly and profoundly affected Latin America. This article focuses on the structural factors that consign women to a reality in which they permanently face discrimination and violence.
In this conversation of the “World We Want” podcast series, RELX’s Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Dr Márcia Balisciano, talks to Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu about leadership.

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