Humanitarian Summer Reading

Welcome to our first edition of Humanitarian Summer Reading – we hope you enjoy it!   As we close the year and prepare for the holidays, we’ve been reflecting on the past year. 2016 has seen some big developments for Humanitarian Advisory Group. In...

Trump and Humanitarianism

(Image source: New York Times) By Beth Eggleston and Kate Sutton; Humanitarian Advisory Group   Trump and humanitarianism. Oxymoronic to say the least. The effects of Trump becoming President-elect of the United States of America will ripple across time zones and...

“Women work, men talk”

Port Vila market place in Vanuatu. Photo: Emma Jidinger This post was originally published on  http://manskligsakerhet.se ANALYSIS Do empowerment initiatives really work? During field research Emma Jidinger investigated what makes Port Vila a fruitful environment for...

Peace and Security in Colombia

By Alejandra Pineda In a patriarchal society like Colombia, violence and militarism are strongly linked, and rooted in culture and politics. Violence and militarism are connected to the norms of masculinity. The stereotype of men as providers and defenders of the...

The UN Refugee Summit

Ayla Black, Humanitarian Advisory Group  Monday’s Summit was the first time that the United Nations General Assembly has called for high-level talks addressing the large movements of refugees and migrants globally. The Summit sought to bring countries together, via...

Aspiring to be made redundant

Womens’ group, Dillon’s Bay Vanuatu. Credit: Michaela Luzzi Kate Sutton, Humanitarian Advisory Group Director The World Humanitarian Summit called on actors in the humanitarian system to critically appraise their relevance. Think tanks, humanitarian...