Social Issues Press Release en Action Alert: Join the Haiti Deportations Response Network <p> Hundreds of detained Haitian asylum-seekers and migrants, including women and children, are being deported weekly from detention centers across the United States in violation of their rights. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Americas Earth Human geography Human Rights Republics Boston Haiti asylum processing law students Google Group INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Department of Homeland Security Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti Latin America Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:14:56 +0000 IJDH 1113328 at Plate of the Union: New Campaign Will Activate Consumers for Healthy Food and Sustainable Farm Policy <p>WASHINGTON – Every five years, the government passes an almost-trillion-dollar piece of legislation that profoundly impacts food and farm policy. For decades, big agribusiness has dominated the process, with its interests taking precedence over public health and the environment. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Social Issues Congress Environment Food and drink Food politics Healthy Food Organic farming Organic Food Sustainable food system Washington Washington DC Personal life President Agricultural policy Environmental Working Group Food policy Urban agriculture food policies food production food system food waste online tools out-of-balance food system produce healthy food profit-focused agribusiness smart food policies Big Ag Environmental Working Group Food Policy Action Education Fund Food Alliance Ken Cook Presidential election Tom Colicchio Trump Union of Concerned Scientists Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:13:31 +0000 Environmental Working Group 1113235 at Abortion law reform in Northern Ireland 'unfinished business' <p>Amnesty International has reminded all political parties in Northern Ireland  that abortion reform is unfinished business and must be an urgent priority after the Assembly election, and in any political talks that follow. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Abortion Demography Fertility Human reproduction Public Policy Think Tank United Nations London Northern Ireland RTT Abortion in the Republic of Ireland Abortion in the United Kingdom Religion and abortion Reproductive rights Sexual reproduction Sexual revolution abortion law abortion law reform amnesty international Millward Brown Reform Amnesty International Amnesty Grainne Teggart Northern Ireland Assembly Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:42:01 +0000 Ekklesia 1113107 at Research and teaching on refugees will be focus of new MacMillan Center program <p>The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses has been launched by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale to promote rigorous interdisciplinary research and teaching grounded in the social sciences that can inform best practice and sound policy and have a meaningful impact on the lives of people affected by forced displacement. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Social Issues Aftermath of war Demography Forced migration Human geography Population Refugee Right of asylum United Nations Yale University New Haven Texas Middle East Environmental social science Henry R. Luce Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies Hashemite University of Jordan Ian Shapiro Mercy Corps Southeast Asia University of Texas Yale Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:55:44 +0000 YaleUniversity 1113079 at Virginia Legislature Sends Anti-LGBTQ License to Discriminate Bill to Governor <p>RICHMOND -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality Virginia blasted the Virginia House of Representative’s final vote of 54 to 38 passing House Bill (HB) 2025 -- discriminatory legislation seeking to give taxpayer-funded agencies and service providers a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people under the guise of religion. The dangerous anti-LGBTQ proposal now heads to Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has  to veto the bill. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Gender Human Rights Human Rights Campaign LGBT Non Profit Mississippi North Carolina Richmond Virginia Washington DC North Carolina law Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act Sex segregation Terry McAuliffe anti-LGBTQ Equality Virginia America Bill Carlton Reeves Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals HB2 James Parrish Pat McCrory Terry McAuliffe Virginia House Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:00:40 +0000 Human Rights Campaign 1113028 at UT/TT Poll: Support for Trump Increases, Divisiveness Remains <p>AUSTIN, Texas — In the first public statewide poll since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, 46 percent of Texas voters approve of the job he is doing as president, and 44 percent disapprove. Texas voters’ opinions of President Trump have improved since he took office, though nearly half of Texans still think the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Social Issues Conservatism in the United States Enterprise University Washington, D.C. Austin Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Russia President American people of German descent Donald Trump Donald Trump presidential campaign internet-based statewide poll Tribune YouGov Daron Shaw Donald Trump James Henson Mike Pence Republicans University of Texas US Federal Reserve Vladimir Putin Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:51:12 +0000 University of Texas 1112893 at Discrimination impacts psychological distress for Arab-American men <p>ANN ARBOR—Acts of discrimination against Arab-Americans are associated with psychological stress, with an impact 4-5 times larger for men than women, a University of Michigan researcher has found. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Abnormal psychology Behavior Depression Major depressive disorder Psychiatric diagnosis Psychology Psychology Stress University of Michigan Ann Arbor Behavioural sciences Distress Emotions Psychological stress Psychological trauma alpha Department of Psychiatry Public Health Center for Research Shervin Assari U-M School Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:33:38 +0000 University of Michigan 1112889 at IU research: More black police won't result in fewer police-involved homicides of black citizens <p>BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Hiring more black police officers is not a viable strategy for reducing police-involved homicides of black citizens in most cities, according to new Indiana University research that is the first in-depth study of this increasingly urgent public policy question. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Indiana University Politics Racing Indiana Missouri Structure Anti-black racism in the United States Anti-racism Black Lives Matter Criminal justice reform in the United States Ferguson effect Hashtags Police brutality Race and crime in the United States Social change advocacy potential solution Bloomington Ferguson Mapping Police Violence IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs Jill Nicholson-Crotty Jim Hanchett Sean Nicholson-Crotty Sergio Fernandez Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:22:58 +0000 IU Bloomington 1112936 at Professor: Hidden Figures promotes STEM to women, minorities <p>WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures” offers a “revolutionary” impact in promoting STEM to women and minorities, according to Virginia Booth Womack, director of the Minority Engineering Program at Purdue University. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Social Issues Education policy Purdue University Science Science education Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Indiana Engineering education Hidden Figures Mathematics education Racism Science and technology Womack clear applications WEST LAFAYETTE IBM America Oscar The Oscar Hidden Figures National Aeronautics and Space Administration Virginia Booth Womack Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:45:10 +0000 Purdue 1112846 at What are your life chances? <p>Life Chances reveals some of the struggles families are facing in austerity Britain. The new novel, which uses fictional characters based on the experiences of real people who are recent migrants or living on the breadline in inner city Britain, is published today [20 Feb]. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Social Issues Artist Jewelry Poverty University Bristol Cardiff Chances Glamorgan Rally GB Santangelo novels fictional tools regulatory services Images&Co max weber riverside community South Riverside Community Development Partnership Akilah Tye Comrie Bristol School for Policy Studies Cardiff University Conservative government Debbie Watson Economic and Social Research Council Geography of the United Kingdom Lindsay Anderson Malcolm Garrett Max Weber Moestak Hussein Morag McDermott Nathan Evans Peter Townsend Simon Poulter Sophie Mellor South Riverside Community Development Centre University of Bristol Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:56:31 +0000 University of Bristol 1112830 at South Africa: Sexual violence in Platinum Mining Belt a major driver of HIV <p> MSF’s 2015 survey of more than 800 Rustenburg women between the ages of 18-49 established that one in four have been raped in their lifetime, whereas approximately half have experienced some form of sexual or intimate partner violence. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical Pharma Social Issues AIDS Behavior Criminology Depression Disease First Aid HIV/AIDS Médecins Sans Frontières Medical emergencies Non Profit Rape Sex crimes Sexual assault Violence World Health Organization Geneva Seattle South Africa Sexual abuse Sexual violence basic medical services healthcare facilities healthcare services legal services platinum mining belt psychosocial services sexual violence care services Rustenburg counselling Department of Health emergency contraception Garret Barnwell HIV infection HIV infections local disease Marcus Finiosse opportunistic infections Rosina Palai Sarah-Jane Steele sexually transmitted infections TB trauma counselling Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:54:37 +0000 MSF 1112825 at Tanzania: Testimonies from refugees in Nduta and Nyarugusu camps <p> More than 290,000 people live in refugee camps in Tanzania's north-western Kigoma district. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Social Issues Aftermath of war Demography Food Human geography Non Profit Refugee United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Geneva Tanzania Burundi Environmental social science Nyarugusu Refugee camps MSF Aisha Eleanor Weber Ballard Ramadhani Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:12:25 +0000 MSF 1112817 at Youth development index offers guide for data-driven policy-makers <p>The world’s youth population has never been larger. Those aged 15 to 29 number close to two billion, of whom close to 90% live in developing countries, including many Commonwealth member states. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Social Issues Ageing Demography International Trade London Environmental social science Demographic dividend Demographic economics Demographics Youth sports The Guardian Abhik Sen Commonwealth Day Commonwealth Secretariat Rafiullah Kakar Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:12:23 +0000 The Commonwealth 1113191 at EU announces 18 million in humanitarian aid for Ukraine <p>Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Electrical Electricity European Union Food Humanitarian aid Internally displaced person Legislation Brussels Russia Ukraine Belarus Christos Stylianides Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Humanitarian aid during the Syrian Civil War basic services electricity grid water supply systems Crisis Management Christos Stylianides Christos Stylianides eastern Ukraine European Commission MARTIN RUIZ DE GORDEJUELA Red Cross Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:18:31 +0000 European Commission 1112791 at Iraq: Sunni Women Tell of ISIS Detention, Torture <p>Baghdad) – Fighters from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) are arbitrarily detaining, ill-treating, torturing, and forcibly marrying Sunni Arab women and girls in areas under their control in Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Food Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Non Profit Religion Violence Violence against women World Health Organization Baghdad New York City Middle East Captain Marvel Hawija ISIS Kirkuk Persecution of Muslims Politics of Syria appropriate services area providing services brother-in-law mental health services organization providing services Hawija Mosul Abd al-Karim Kalyfa Aisha Fawzia Federal Government Hajj Ali Hanan Hawija hospital Human Rights Watch Iraqi Security Forces Isis ISIS Karima Kirkuk Kirkuk Center Kurdistan Regional Government Lama Fakih Mariam Northern Iraq Suad Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:13:24 +0000 Human Rights Watch 1112708 at
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