5 Visualizing gun deaths – Comparing the U.S. to rest of the world

When it comes to gun violence, the United States stands out. President Obama’s nominee for surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, a renowned Boston-based physician, has advocated for stricter gun-control laws and referred to the U.S. rates of gun violence as a public health threat.  Murthy’s views have ignited opposition from the…

Human Rights
0 Containing global violence costs nearly $10 trillion a year

A U.S. Army Soldier from Alpha Company, 13th Psychological Operations Battalion pulls security from a humvee at a vehicle control point in the village of Kapisa, Afghanistan.Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel The price of insecurity is quite high. The Institute for Economics and Peace estimates that the world spent $9.46…

0 Visualizing violence

For International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we re-run a recent post by Katie Leach-Kemon on Humanosphere charting violence in Latin America. As the graphic below indicates, violence from intimate partners is a leading cause of disability for women: IHME A report released by WHO estimated that…

1 Law & Order: Poverty alleviation unit

Gary Haugen (New York) – Movement inside of the Sheraton Hotel, location of the Clinton Global Initiative meeting, came to a standstill as President Obama exited the building. Press and meeting attendees left at once, flooding the lobby of the hotel. A swarm formed in front of the elevators as people…

1 Ben Affleck wants you to connect with Congolese organizations

Men collect water from Lake Kivu in Goma, DRC.Phil Moore/Al Jazeera Actor and activist Ben Affleck believes that community-based organizations are the best option for enabling lasting change in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. That is why his organization, the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) teamed up with the United…

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