The burnt ruins of the St. Mary Baptist Church, one of three that recently burned down in Louisiana.
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When three African American churches were burned down in southern Louisiana, the man accused was said to be linked to black metal, a subgenre of heavy metal with a history of violence.
Muslim clerics and members of the Pakistani Christian minority light candles to commemorate the victims of this week’s bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
For centuries, Westerners viewed Islam as an inherently violent religion. But the struggle today, for all religions, including Christianity, is between liberals and conservatives, fundamentalists and moderates, reason and revelation.
A man hugs his family before leaving for the U.S. border with a migrant caravan from San Salvador, El Salvador, Jan. 16, 2019.
Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
Children from a Roma community play in a camp that was attacked on March 2, 2019, in Bobigny, near Paris.
Since March 2019, 25 attacks against Roma people have taken place, especially after false rumours of child abductions. Why do such negative stereotypes spread and what social mechanisms do they trigger?
Inmates, members of MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs, wait upon arrival at the maximum security prison in Zacatecoluca, 65 kilometres east of San Salvador, on August 9, 2017.
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Imaginaries of gangs as inherent forms of brutal anarchy promote particular political agendas and obscure the ways gangs can reveal the underlying dynamics of the contexts within which they emerge.
Women and children at a Red Cross camp for displaced victims of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.
EFE-EPA /Kim Ludbrook
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
In Ghana people use vigilantes to protect their political interests.
In Ghana vigilante groups are formed to act on behalf of political parties.
In Australia, you’re more likely to experience physical and sexual violence if you have a disability.
The royal commission will give people with disabilities an opportunity to share their experiences. But it needs to ensure they're supported and have the same access to services as others do.
Some men don’t realise their abusive behaviour constitutes domestic violence. This needs to change.
What's often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.
Knife crime incidents are individual tragedies, but rising homicide rates reveal a changing society which is ill at ease.
Smartphones have put the tools for bullying and voyeurism in the pockets of schoolchildren.
France's #MeToo backlash has revealed just how deeply rooted sexism is in the country. Disguised as flirtation or child's play, sexual harassment begins as early as elementary school.
The word ‘terrorism’ was first used at the time of the French Revolution.
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Terrorism hasn't always been associated with individuals – in the past, it has described violence used by the state against its subjects.
Can 37-year-old Nayib Bukele get El Salvador back on track?
Thirty-seven-year-old Nayib Bukele is the first modern president who doesn't represent either of El Salvador's two mainstream parties. Can he fix what ails this troubled Central American country?
Soldiers burn cocaine and marijuana in southern Mexico.
The Mexican slow-down in life expectancy improvements coincides with an unprecedented rise in violence.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during his 2019 State of the Nation Address.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
Nigerian police patrol a after a bomb blast in Kaduna.
Kaduna State in Nigeria has been the scene of ethnic and religious violence for years and there seems to be no end in sight.
CT scan of a patient with traumatic brain injury.
Women in prison with brain injury are at increased risk of substance abuse, poor mental health and suicide. Yet support for these women is scant.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador with the families of the 43 students who went missing in 2014 in Guerrero state. He has ordered a truth commission to investigate the unsolved disappearance.
President López Obrador campaigned on some outside-the-box ideas to 'pacify' Mexico after 12 years of extreme violence. But so far his government has emphasized traditional law-and-order policies.
Guatemalans overwhelmingly support the United Nations-backed corruption investigation known as CICIG. President Jimmy Morales is trying to ban prosecutors from the country.
AP Photo/Moises Castillo
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is defying a constitutional court order to release a UN-backed prosecutor his government arrested and allow his corruption investigation to continue.
The current and former presidents at the funeral for George H.W. Bush in Washington.
American military personnel must pass a fitness for duty exam before they serve. Nuclear weapons handlers undergo a rigorous screening process. Shouldn't the president also undergo such exams?