Multimedia

The reporting system that sexual assault survivors want

Jessica Ladd

  • 30 January 2018
  • Posted by: Nicolas Devia
  • Number of views: 51
  • 0 Comments
The fact that 99% of sexual offenders go unpunished in the United States is the most direct evidence of a system of double victimization and lack of empathy. The present system of institutions and social norms doubts and sometimes justifies cases of sexual abuse and/or misconduct, which results in low rates of reports. Jessica Ladd created a webpage that covers this mistakes, Callisto offers confidentiality and support to those who were victims of sexual offenders by representing them in front of authorities and by linking them with past victims in order to help with their psychological recuperation. Our society is in a massive debt with all those victims who were forgotten by the system and initiatives like Ladd’s are tools helping us to prevent these situations from happening in the future.

How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

Robert Muggah

  • 24 January 2018
  • Posted by: Nicolas Devia
  • Number of views: 58
  • 0 Comments

The urbanization of the world is an evident and seemingly unstoppable trend in the 21st century societies. However, the growth of cities varies in acceleration corresponding to their geographical location: while cities on the northern hemisphere took centuries to house millions of citizens, the cities of the southern hemisphere accomplished that task in less than 50 years. Without the capabilities needed to administer such a vast quantity of demands, the governments of those cities see how their young population is lost to violence and crime. Learning how to include segregated communities into the dynamics of the cities via urban transformation, planning and culture, offers an opportunity to lower the rates of violence in the Southern Hemisphere. Also, understanding the data that the hyper-connected and intelligent cities offer is a valuable asset to governmental agencies looking for tools to create efficient and legitimate policies for crime and violence reduction.

Cities on Speed

Improving Civic Behavior - Bogota (Andreas Dalsgaard - Danish Film Institute)

  • 23 January 2018
  • Posted by: Nicolas Devia
  • Number of views: 57
  • 0 Comments

The constant decline of Bogota's rate of homicides and violent deaths during the late 90's and the beginning of the new millennium has its roots in an unconventional practice: mimes, soccer cards, balloons and an unorthodox Mayor wearing a super-hero costume. An innovative experiment on governance shows the effectiveness of approaching the citizens in a pedagogic, familiar and enjoyable way, improving the lives of the citizens regardless of their economic capacities. Rather than approaching the problem of violence with a zero-tolerance style of policies, Bogota invented a new sort of Community policing without the need for the police. By teaching tolerance, respect of law, empathy and patience to the citizens, Bogota created an atmosphere of trust and rejection of incivilities, which led then to a reduction of violence and crime. This case sheds light and guidance to another way of approaching the problem of violence in the Americas that truly deserves to be revisited.

What Is Bullying?

What is bullying? Bullying is not just any mean behavior. It's when someone keeps being mean to someone else on purpose, and the person it's happening to hasn't been able to make it stop. It's unfair and one-sided. There are many forms of bullying, and even though statistics show there is a decline in bullying, there is still a long way to go.

8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting

The 8th Milestones meeting is being generously hosted on behalf of WHO by the Canadian Government and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The meeting theme is Translating Sustainable Development Goal violence prevention targets into national and local action. Please see link below for the agenda. For plenary sessions, simultaneous translation for French and Spanish will be offered.

RSS
12345678910Last