Zika: The New Ebola

Zika, a virus transmitted to people through mosquito bites, specifically from the Aedes aegypto mosquito, is rapidly spreading in Latin America and the Caribbean. Doctors have observed a link between these bites and a rare congenital birth defect called microcephaly,…

The Syrian Conflict and the Rise of Child Marriage

The United Nations’ Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings illustrate how armed conflict disrupts many of the institutions meant to keep order and protect the public. The Guidelines recognize how armed conflicts open the door to exponentially increased…