The Way to Become Good Neighbors: Why and how civilians and the military need to better coexist in Eastern Ukraine

This post is co-authored by Yevheniia Korotka and Suleiman Mamutov Armed conflicts entail a long list of risks and losses for those who do not directly participate in the hostilities: civilians. To lower these risks, parties to armed conflicts should create and promote an environment that is conducive to the protection of civilians. Issues that…

Being Caught in Conflict: To Stay or Go?

At CIVIC, we know that better protection begins with understanding. Strategies to respond to and address civilian harm and protection must account for specific needs if they are to be effective. Among the insights on our VOICES blog, we share stories of civilians in conflict to illuminate experiences from a variety of geographies, backgrounds, ages,…

#GenderInConflict: Raising a Child in a Conflict Zone

The following written account is one piece in a collection on our VOICES blog focused on the gendered experience in conflict and how gender differences should factor into the protection of civilians. In this entry, guest contributor, Mikayla Goetz, shares a glimpse of her experience working with civilians impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Mikayla…

#GenderInConflict: A Comprehensive Approach to Integration of Gender Perspectives into the Security and Defense Sector of Ukraine

The following post is one piece in a collection on our VOICES blog focused on the gendered experience in conflict and how gender differences should factor into the protection of civilians.   On April 3 and 4, 2019, experts from around the world gathered in Kyiv, Ukraine, for the IV International CIMIC Conference, “Comprehensive Approach to…