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CHIBOW researcher publishes blog on sexual violence and stigma

During her secondment at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, CHIBOW researcher, Kimberley Anderson blogged about the consequences of sexual violence in global conflict zones and the previously unexplored consequences experienced by men in this context. To read this blog click here

CHIBOW researcher completes secondment at Harvard University

Early Stage Researcher Kimberley Anderson has just returned to the Netherlands after two months of research overseas at the Women in War department of Harvard University’s Humanitarian Initiative. Alongside director Jocelyn Kelly, Kimberley explored some data collected in 2012 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the male perspective of sexual violence; preparing it for academic journal submission. The focus group and survey data was collected from more than 200 men who had shared a household with a female survivor of sexual violence. Males were asked about their experiences of community stigmatisation and the shame that is associated to family members of rape victims. Results suggest tha

CHIBOW researchers take part in intensive course on disaster preparedness

This past spring, Kimberley Anderson and Sophie Roupetz of the European Union’s Marie Curie Innovative Training Network “Children Born of War”, have attended the prestigious course at Harvard University on Humanitarian Response. The two-week intensive course is designed for those interested in disaster preparedness and humanitarian action, and teaches everything from water and sanitation to hostage negotiation. Seasoned experts travel from all over the globe to deliver skills training and conflict awareness in order to prepare anyone wishing to enter the challenging world of humanitarian aid. Come rain or shine, the course culminates in a simulation exercise held in a forest in upstate Massa

CHIBOW researcher heads stateside to get to grips with ‘reflective functioning’

Kimberley Anderson member of the European Union’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network, “Children born of war – past, present and future project,” from Psychotrauma Centre South Netherlands, has attended a training course on Reflective Functioning, hosted by City College New York in Harlem NYC. The training course, developed for researchers and clinicians to gain an in-depth understanding of the Parental Development Interview on reflective functioning (RF), took place last week and was described by Kimberley as “a submersive 3 days with fantastically experienced professionals from all walks of life. At times I felt incredibly out of my depth, but this is all part of the learning experience.

CHIBOW early stage researcher presents his findings at the University of Pennsylvania

Oskars Gruziņš member of the European Union’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network, “Children born of war – past, present and future project,” from University of Latvia, has presented his findings on oral history and children born of war in Latvia at the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) 25th conference on Baltic Studies, “Global, Glocal, and Local: Distinctions and Interconnections in the Baltic States.” Oskars presentation, “Children Born of War in the Baltics: Sources, Challenges and Limits,” focused on prominent oral history texts and their connection to oral history projects in Latvia. His work focused on the challenges related to generational oral history, oral h

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