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Edward Siddons

13 March 2019

Denmark

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Every year, the sixth week of classes in Denmark is dedicated to sex education. Over 20,000 teachers and 400,000 students participate in programming that goes beyond the basics to challenge participants to analyze gen...

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Edward Siddons

24 January 2019

Pakistan

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As a hesitance to vaccinate becomes a more prominent concern worldwide, Pakistan is experimenting with behavioral science to combat anti-vaccination mindsets. From holding conversations with healthcare workers to chan...

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Edward Siddons

22 January 2019

California, United States

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Steps toward preventing maternal mortality – a problem that plagues women worldwide – are being made. A handful of policies, including using data-informed approaches, providing access to doulas, and addressing racial ...

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Edward Siddons

18 January 2019

Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia

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The need for therapeutic support is far outstripping the rate that doctors and nurses can get through training, let alone having enough caregivers in low-income areas. However, extensive studies have proven that a com...

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Edward Siddons

14 January 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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As air pollution threatens health and lives around the world, several creative solutions have the power to transform this situation. By tracking air quality, improving public transit, and using creative architecture a...

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Edward Siddons

24 December 2018

Hyderabad, Pakistan

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Using play-based learning and positive communication lessons, an organization called Right to Play helps school children in Pakistan act less violently toward their peers. The program, which is now replicated in 18 co...

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Edward Siddons

5 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Colorado has developed and is currently implementing a comprehensive plan to address rising suicide rates. The intervention touches on suicide risk at all ages including increased supports in high schools, new avenues...

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Edward Siddons

28 September 2018

United States

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Public health approaches to violence, in which different sectors and agencies treat it as a contagious disease, has gained support across the world and has taken many forms. This approach relies on data collection to ...

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Edward Siddons

23 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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A new online tool developed by researchers at New York University offers more current data on homicides for the 80 largest cities in the United States than annual reports by the FBI. The tool offers a more realistic p...

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Edward Siddons

10 August 2018

United States

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A strategy of self-defense advanced by feminists in the 1960s and 1970s shows much more efficacy in preventing sexual assaults than more recent programs aimed at perpetrators. Empowerment Self-Defence teaches an array...

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Edward Siddons

2 August 2018

Brazil

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Children typically fare better outside of institutional care. Brazil has found success with a program that helps extended family members serve as formal guardians instead. Organizing peer support groups has been parti...

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Edward Siddons

27 July 2018

United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, all 12 women's prisons have implemented a program to “treat trauma through the lens of gender” in an effort to address the root causes that drive women into prison. It's based on work by the Cen...

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Edward Siddons

15 June 2018

United States

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Researchers found that more greenery in urban spaces reduces crime and this idea of combatting crime with good design is part of a discipline called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED. It spread a...

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Edward Siddons

15 May 2018

Cali, Colombia

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Colombia used a public health model of prevention to attack violent crime and has seen the homicide rate drop by 82 percent. The approach required the work of numerous public sectors, not just law enforcement, and a r...

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Edward Siddons

3 May 2018

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Through targeted policing and community outreach, violence prevention program Fica Vivo reduces youth homicide rates in Brazil. The “weed and seed” approach removes top offenders, engages youth at risk of offending in...

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Edward Siddons

27 April 2018

Jawzjan, Afghanistan

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A two-year curriculum on interpersonal conflict resolution transformed secondary schools in the province of Jawzjan. Violence between students fell by half. Girl’s school attendance increased. Both boys and girls expe...

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Edward Siddons

6 April 2018

Rwanda

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MenCare is a 15-class course in Rwanda that teaches men about fatherhood, caregiving, and gender roles. A study that evaluated the course found that men who participated in the program were half as likely to use viole...

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Edward Siddons

3 March 2018

Nigeria

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Even after escaping Boko Haram, kidnapped girls and women face social exclusion. They are often viewed as potential insurgents or as guilty of inviting sexual abuse on themselves. Mobile teams coordinated by Plan Inte...

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Edward Siddons

28 February 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow used to be called the murder capital of Western Europe until officials decided to tackle violent crime with a public health focus, using tactics similar to those used to control epidemics. A carrot and stick a...

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Edward Siddons

14 December 2017

Kentucky, United States

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As cases of sexual violence on college campuses gain greater attention, one program aims to learn from past failures in order to train bystanders to act in the face of this violence. Green Dot, originally piloted at t...

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Edward Siddons

5 December 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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For all the positive tools and platforms the internet has helped create over the decades, it can also be an extremely dark place, and has unfortunately enabled the horrific and wide-spread sharing of millions of image...

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