International Institute for Sustainable Development

Connecting the Dots: Natural resources, women and peace

Published March 6, 2018 with the International Institute for Sustainable Development | By Silja Halle and Clare Church Between 1992 and 2011, less than 10 per cent of negotiators and signatories of peace processes were women. In the recent peace process with the FARC in Colombia, however, women made up one third of participants, and the resulting peace agreement stands… Continue reading Connecting the Dots: Natural resources, women and peace

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Digging up the Dirt on Conflict Minerals Worldwide

Published November 30, 2017 with the International Institute for Sustainable Development | By Clare Church It’s starting to become a familiar image: a young, Congolese miner working in dire and sometimes violent conditions, searching for the valuable minerals needed to power our smartphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets. Although documentaries like When Elephants Fight, Al Jazeera news specials, and… Continue reading Digging up the Dirt on Conflict Minerals Worldwide

Tablet Magazine

Confronting Memories of Nazi-Occupied France

Published July 14, 2017 on Tablet Magazine | By Clare Church     Early last year, France opened its WWII police archives for the first time. More than 200,000 documents, formerly available only to select scholars and officials, became open to the public after 76 years of secrecy. Reports soon surfaced of people leaving the archives in tears, distraught with… Continue reading Confronting Memories of Nazi-Occupied France

openDemocracy

Indigenous women brave the storm to begin talks at UN CSW

Published March 16, 2017 on openDemocracy | By Clare Church This week, the frigid temperatures and blustery winds of winter storm Stella shut down New York City. On Tuesday, the second day for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, the United Nations Headquarters closed its complex, while most of the planned events were postponed. But one Mission… Continue reading Indigenous women brave the storm to begin talks at UN CSW

Civic Ideas

Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”

Published February 26, 2017 on Civic Ideas | By Clare Church NEW YORK – In the sea of pink pussy hats, waves of cornflower blue folded through the Women’s March on Washington, the day after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president. Although not included in the first phase of organizing the protest, Native… Continue reading Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”

Philanthropy New York

Watch this New Series Showing the Ordinary and Extraordinary Lives of Muslim New Yorkers

Published February 23, 2017 on Philanthropy New York | By Clare Church Imam Khalid Latif urged his wife not to get off the plane with him on the way to their honeymoon in St. Lucia. “You don’t want to go through this,” he pleaded. Latif, on previous occasions, had been stopped for random checks; escorted… Continue reading Watch this New Series Showing the Ordinary and Extraordinary Lives of Muslim New Yorkers

Bedford + Bowery

The Feud Between the Millionaire and the ‘King of the Hoboes’

Published January 4, 2017 on Bedford + Bowery | By Clare Church Heckles and howls echoed through the meeting rooms of 64 East 4th Street on February 1, 1913. “Down with How and his postage stamp philanthropy!” yelled Jeff Davis, the self-proclaimed King of the Hoboes. “He has never given us any of his mythical millions!” Davis further… Continue reading The Feud Between the Millionaire and the ‘King of the Hoboes’