There's a good reason to seek out a hug. Research shows having a hug can help you deal better with any disagreements or arguments you encounter in life.
Most parents worry how their child will fare after divorce. Most will be fine, so long as they don't witness conflict.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.
Saudi Arabia portrays itself as a leading supporter of humanitarian aid, especially to the Palestinians, but the country's leadership has an ambivalent strategy towards the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Diversity is an enormously appealing and powerful concept, yet it can also distract us from the focus we need to face today’s pressing social issues. So what’s the way forward?
Libya’s proposed elections and any subsequent interim government will fail if the country’s challenges aren’t addressed.
More than half of girls in South Sudan are married before the age of 18. Endemic conflict and food shortages are only exacerbating the problem.
The fault lines between highly segregated neighbourhoods have been linked to higher crime rates and mental health issues.
The Environmental Justice Atlas highlights the most pertinent findings of environmental conflicts facing the world today.
With few Western journalists remaining in Afghanistan, local reporters are shouldering the burden of covering the conflict - and are increasingly being targeted for it.
It is misguided to blame armed conflict and violence on climate change alone.
Civil conflict, displacement, rising food prices, and climate change all cause food insecurity in Nigeria.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
Guns for hire are back in business – and they're making war even more dangerous.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
When confronted with the consequences of arms sales, democratic governments fall back on a number of flawed arguments.
History shows Olympic Games have only very limited ability to promote peace between warring nations.
Many Yemeni women are not victims of war or just escaping or hiding. In many and contrasting ways they are actively supporting it, and not only on humanitarian grounds.
Outside observers are keen to declare the Syrian conflict almost over. It is anything but.