A FARC member waves a white peace flag to commemorate the completion of their disarmament.
AP Photo/Fernando Vergara
Ending violence is only a first step. Research from Colombian universities sheds light on the role of education in peace-building.
Police take aim at drug dealers in Rio’s City of God favela as locals look on.
In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot, including a baby in utero. It's now impossible not to notice that city's once-lauded favela "pacification" strategy has all but collapsed.
Adolescent family violence has detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of families, and is surrounded by stigma and shame.
Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.
Musicians protesting against government while holding instruments in Caracas, Venezuela.
AP/ Fernando Llano
Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
In El Salvador, the dead are almost innumerable, but not forgotten.
Latin America's murder rate is the highest in the world, accounting for one in every four homicides on the planet.
Male victims are most likely to be killed by somebody they know – usually a friend or acquaintance.
Even though males represent around half the population, they account for about two-thirds of Australian homicide victims.
The entrance of Arte Moris, Dili, Timor Leste 2017.
Art helps the youth of Timor Leste express their resistance to legal and political authority in the country.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman: she fights better than a man, but prioritises peace.
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In a world where public avenues for violence are increasingly open to women, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman presents us with an ethical and feminist model of fighting femininity.
A march for the missing in Mexico City in May 2017.
The figures have been taken out of context.
Ethiopia’s large young population could become an advantage if backed by appropriate policies.
Over 70% of Ethiopia's population is under 30 years of age. This can be converted to economic muscle if policies are introduced to tackle the high unemployment levels in the country.
In one regard, lockout laws have succeeded in decreasing crime. But take a step back to see a city-wide perspective, and there are many other issues to consider.
Policy changes such as the 'lockout laws' have had profound impacts on inner Sydney nightlife. Transport data help us see whether these have caused problems to spill over into neighbouring areas.
Turkanas have contributed significantly to the conflict in Kenya’s Laikipia County.
For over 20 years, Kenya’s Laikipia region and its neighbours have witnessed violence between January and April over location and geography.
Most revenge isn't violent or dramatic, but instead involves petty acts against coworkers or lovers. And some types work better than others.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (right) with protestor on Aug. 5, 2016.
AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim
The DOJ has found excessive use of force in the Baltimore, Ferguson and Chicago police departments. Could a solution be found by seeing the police as victims of violence as well?
In Queensland, police can issue on-the-spot ten-day banning orders to patrons who engage in violent or anti-social behaviour in and around licensed venues.
Banning orders can encourage personal responsibility and demonstrate that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
‘Counter-Strike’ has sold over 25 million units, making it one of the most popular first-person shooters of all time.
Two researchers interviewed military members and vets to see what role first-person shooters played in their lives – before, during and after their enlistments.
Thirty young Afghani women performed in an orchestra at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Afghanistan’s challenges in 2017 will not be new ones, but those that have lingered from many years of war and violence. They involve armed conflict with the Taliban and related issues of terrorism, attacks…
A woman holds a flag as she looks out over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
‘Rapist, killer cops’: protesters march in Paris’s 18th arrondisement.
Governments' continual use of security forces to 'keep order' in low-income and minority neighborhoods masks their inability find solutions other than force.
Drinking alcohol, not taking illicit drugs like ecstasy or LSD, is more closely linked with violence. Yet, media reports tend to say the opposite.
Media reports tend to link violence to illicit drugs when alcohol is far more likely to be to blame.