August 2018

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Read in Spanish Hundreds of children remain separated Weeks after a judge ordered almost 2,700 children reunited with their parents, more than 500 remain separated—most because a parent was deported without them. It will likely be very difficult to find these parents. More than 150 parents allegedly waived their rights to be reunified but may have been coerced. A…

Read more Immigration update

Sanctions, economic embargoes and withholding humanitarian assistance are sometimes seen as effective foreign policy tools. Many policymakers believe they can indirectly twist the opposition’s arm into carrying out their interest. But civilian lives should not be put in jeopardy because the people in power are unwilling to reconcile. In January the United States announced it…

Read more Humanitarian assistance and politics

Climate change is not often thought of as a gender issue, yet it is becoming increasingly clear that women are particularly vulnerable to its impacts. As we continue to see an increase in natural disasters and environmental degradation, global poverty and suffering are also increased, further marginalizing vulnerable populations. In many parts of the world,…

Read more Climate change and women

Stories of immigrant families separated at the border caught the public’s attention last month. The reports were certainly appalling: children crying after being forcibly taken from a parent, parents unable to locate children, inconsolable children forcibly drugged. Yet, as horrific as these stories are, it is important to remember that immigrant families have been forcibly, traumatically and unnecessarily separated by…

Read more Family separations are not only at the border

Engage with candidates During the month of August, members of the House will return to their home states, with senators returning for a shorter period of time (Aug. 6-14). This is a great time to set up meetings or attend local events with elected officials and candidates. Prepare for this year’s election with our 2018 election resource.…

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On June 30, the Democratic Republic of the Congo celebrated its 58th anniversary of independence. Instead of celebrating landmark democratic achievements as a nation, the country faces the unpleasant challenge of multi-layered conflicts including political and ethnic violence. Militarized responses from DR Congo’s armed forces and rebel groups continue to shake its stability. In December 2016,…

Read more Counting down in faith: Elections in DR Congo