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Yemen Takes Top Position as Most Fragile State

BY CHRISTINA MURPHY As much as we try to focus on the performance of individual countries on their own terms, there is an unavoidable curiosity and interest attached to the rankings of the Fragile States Index (FSI), and specifically to the country that ranks “top.” In the history of the FSI, only three countries had […]

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Yemeni Civilians Continue to Incur the Cost of Regional Power Sharing

MCKENZIE HORWITZ As the civil war in Yemen entered its fourth year, the humanitarian crisis in the country only worsened in 2017 with soaring levels of hunger and malnutrition, an unprecedented spread of cholera, and a widespread campaign of airstrikes on civilian communities. This led to Yemen scoring as the third-most worsened country in the […]

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Arab Spring Turns to Winter for Much of Middle East, North Africa

BY FELIPE UMAÑA Only a few years ago, much of the Fragile States Index analysis was following the aftermath of the Arab Spring. At the time, there was significant hope for the future, as the despotic regime of Muammar Gaddafi fell in Libya, similarly undemocratic regimes collapsed in Egypt and Tunisia, and other countries hastily […]

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The World’s Ten Most Fragile States in 2014

BY KENDALL LAWRENCE Identifying and exploring the fragility of states creates the opportunity to address how they might be able to combat pressures in the future. Learning what pressures states have been able (or unable) to reduce in the past year gives insight into the capacities that exist (or do not) within each state and […]

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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.

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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.

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