DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture, Denmark

Legacies of Detention in Myanmar

Prisons and detention practices play a fundamental role in modern states in general, and authoritarian and post-authoritarian states, in particular. This project explores the historical and contemporary role of detention in Myanmar and its significan ... First-year report 2017: The team’s knowledge of Myanmar has grown through fieldwork and interaction with local stakeholders. The relationship with local partner Justice for All (JFA) has been formalised and a local research team established. The ...

Mental Health in Post-Conflict Colombia – Ways Ahead

After the recent peace agreement in Colombia between FARC and the government, the authorities are facing the huge challenge of rebuilding communities, public services and peaceful coexistence, particularly in the areas most severely marked by the ar ... First-year report: The partners have agreed on the conceptual model directing the research, and also in which regions of Colombia the study and pilot-interventions will take place (in the departments of Bolívar, Cauca, Meta, Tolima and Putuma ...

Once we were Warriors: Realizing Resources, Demobilization and Community Resilience Among Former Child Soldiers in Fragile States

In fragile states the potentiality of sustainable peace, livelihoods and civic security are inseparable from the pursuits of political stability and demobilization of networks of terror.  Youth is a particular pertinent group when ensuring sust ... Project completion report: In five contributions, the thesis unfolds how most of the Acholi women and men in the study turned to avoidant coping via responses such as silencing, suppression of vulnerable emotions, distraction (Contribution 2, ...

Masculinity, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Zambian prisons

The spread of HIV/AIDS is deeply embedded in socio-economic realities of poverty and inequality. This research aims to shed light on experiences of incarcerated men, a group who are routinely overlooked in prevention efforts and yet are extremely vu ... Project Completion Report:   Research question:
How do incarcerated men survive imprisonment psychologically and socially, and how do sexual relations play into this struggle for survival?

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The Politics Within Politics: The Fear of Loss and Hope of Gains at Dhaka University

This project explores how governance, politics and authority operate in present day Bangladesh. The project centres on the sites of incubation of political leaders and state servants - the youth in student politics. The aim is to explore the interpl ... Project Completion Report: The research show that political motivated violence is engrained jn party politics and that this violence and the threat of violence is constitutive for the operation of organized recruitment and mobilization of you ...
2008-08-31 to 2013-06-30 Bangladesh DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture, Denmark, Total grant: 401,186 DKK

Mobilizing Young Combatants in the Mano River Region

The project investigates the mobilisation of male youth into violent networks and institutions across the borders of the conflict-ridden Mano River region of West Africa. By exploring the interplay between combatants, their recruiters and humanitari ... This project has explored the mobilisation of young ex-combatants in the aftennath of the civil war in Sierra Leone. While a dominant logic of the internationally-directed peace process was that combatants should demobilise and adapt to civilian liv ...
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