The Digital Verification Corps is a network of volunteers from 6 universities worldwide trained to verify social media videos and photos of potential human rights violations. The website includes a report documenting police violence during the American Black Lives Matters protests.
ACLED’s political violence and protest data website now has a new feature in addition to the datasets which allow researchers to monitor emerging crises around the world in real time. It now has a Conflict Pulse prediction tool; users can now model expected trends a week into the future, supporting efforts to develop enhanced early warning systems and prevent […]
Explosive Violence Monitor 2019 Latest annual report by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) – demonstrates that civilians continue to be disproportionately affected by the use of explosive weapons. AOAV has, since 2011, recorded the global impact of explosive violence as reported in English language media: this means that it is not all instances but it gives […]
US Crisis Monitor The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and The Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) at Princeton University have launched a joint project that provides the public with real-time data and analysis on political violence and demonstrations in the United States. It includes data on violence associated with Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
The United Nations has designated 2 November as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This event calls on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. Here are some recommended sites: The Committee to Protect Journalists website has data on attacks on the press since 1992 and the global index of journalists killed in 2019 […]
New database from UNESCO. Shockingly the The Observatory records 1,293 killings since 1993, including more than 80 recorded in 2018. The online database allows journalists, researchers and members of the public to obtain information on killed journalists, with search options based on nationality, country of killing, name and sex.
The United Nations has designated 2nd November as a day against impunity for crimes against journalists. On this day the call on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. For more information and links see http://www.un.org/en/events/journalists/ This year UNESCO has launched a special campaign #TruthNever Dies It has profiles […]
According to the latest report from the Women and Equalities Committee sexual harassment of women and girls is routine and relentless. The report includes sections on the problem in universities as well as at night time. Other related materials include: London Mayor’s night safety charter for women UN Safer Cities programme which has a wider remit […]
The latest Femicide Census report, compiled by Women’s Aid, reveals that 113 women were killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2016. Nine in ten women killed that year were killed by someone they knew. It forms part of a larger website which lists and gathers statistics on over 1,000 women killed […]
From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign seeks to end violence against girls and women. LSE Centre for Women Peace and Security has a timeline on tackling violence against women where you can find background […]