Tag Archives: Morocco

Rumblings of Arab Spring 2.0

BY PATRICIA TAFT In late 2010, in a city in central Tunisia, a young street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in a final act of defiance and frustration after police confiscated his wares on the street. While his protest may have been localized, the sentiment was not. After nearly three decades of falling […]

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Morocco After the Arab Uprisings: Evolution Rather than Revolution

BY KRISTA HENDRY AND DR. RICARDO RENE LAREMONT* On September 27, 2013, The Fund for Peace hosted a Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. on the future of Morocco in the context of the Arab Spring. The Roundtable discussion, which sought to elicit policy recommendations, was led by Dr. Ricardo René Larémont of SUNY Binghampton. In […]

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Women continue to be killed just because they are women.

This #16Days of Activism, let's stand against impunity and continue to speak up for justice until women can live without fear of violence.


In a study of 176 countries, researchers find the patrilineal/fraternal syndrome to be a good predictor of a country's #fragilestatesindex score, and a better predictor of violent instability than income, urbanization or good governance @ICRC @cjoye7:

Gender-based hate crime as an early warning indicator of escalating violence and armed conflict - Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog

Why governments and policy makers need to ensure effective criminal justice responses to gender-based hate crimes to prevent armed conflict.