FXB Center Publications

See Migration Like Water: An Analysis of IOM Flow Monitoring Survey Data on Migration Flows in West and Central Africa

Vasileia Digidiki, Jacqueline Bhabha, Abhishek Bhatia, Samuel Peisch and the International Organization for Migration: Verena Sattler, Benedetta Cordaro, Harry Cook

This FXB Center and International Organization for Migration (IOM) report analyzes intersecting aspects of migrant vulnerability across the most popular West and Central African migration routes – examining risk and protective factors at the individual, household, community, and structural level – and provides recommendations to protect migrants. Watch the FXB Center’s Professor Jacqueline Bhabha and Dr. Vasileia Digidiki discuss the report’s findings with IOM researchers here, and read the report in English and French.

From the War on Drugs to Harm Reduction: Imagining a Just Response to the Overdose Crisis

In Spring 2020, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, First Focus on Children, and Open Society Foundations convened a group of experts in public health, harm reduction, drug policy, and child welfare. The experts shared ideas on how to direct the opioid litigation settlement funds toward structural and policy reform that advances public health and health equity. “From the War on Drugs to Harm Reduction: Imagining a Just Response to the Overdose Crisis,” released December 16, 2020, reflects the views of these leading experts and contains specific recommendations for policy makers and advocates. Read the report here and view the infographic.

Romani Realities in the United States: Breaking the Silence, Challenging the Stereotypes

Margareta Matache, Jacqueline Bhabha, Ian Alley, Murphy Barney, Samuel Francis Peisch, Veronica Lewin and Voice of Roma: Carol Silverman, Kristin Day

This FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University report explores the social and economic conditions of Romani people in the United States. The research project was undertaken to improve the understanding of Romani Americans and generate an empirical base to challenge widely inaccurate characterizations relating to them. The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard and Voice of Roma collaborated on this research project. Read the report here and view the infographic.

Protecting Human Rights During and After COVID-19: A Child Rights’ Perspective

Jacqueline Bhabha, Roshni Chakraborty, Vasileia Digidiki, Margareta Matache, Samuel Peisch and Ana Cristina Sedas

This FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University report, submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the basic rights of vulnerable children. The report concludes by advocating for non-negotiable child protection obligations to be enforced as a necessary element in all public health policies instituted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the report here.

Before, Not After II: An Evaluation of CINI’s Preventative Approach to Child Protection in India

Elizabeth Donger and Jacqueline Bhabha

This FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University report underscores the need for innovative community strategies to prevent serious violations of children’s rights. The report documents and evaluates the harm prevention work carried out by the children’s rights nonprofit Child in Need Institute (CINI) in the Murshidabad District, in the Indian state of West Bengal. This report describes at “systems strengthening” approach to improve the overall functioning of child protection systems to prevent harm and violence against children before harm occurs, rather than after. Read about the report here.

More newsletters and reports can found below in the FXB Center Publication Archives below.

Recent FXB Center Writing in Other Publications

September 2021

Data in Crisis — Rethinking Disaster Preparedness in the United StatesNew England Journal of Medicine, September 1

Satchit Balsari (Co-Author)

August 2021

International migration of unaccompanied minors: trends, health risks, and legal protection, The Lancet, August 17

Jacqueline Bhabha and Vasileia Digidiki (Co-Authors)

Against the Best Interests of the Child: The Global Injustice of Migrant Externalization, Handbook of Migration and Global Justice, August 1

Jacqueline Bhabha and Vasileia Digidiki (Co-Authors)

July 2021

Monitoring Deaths in Police Custody: Public Health Can and Must Do BetterAmerican Journal of Public Health, July 27

Justin M. Feldman and Mary T. Bassett

June 2021

Emerging Consensus on ‘Ethical AI’: Human Rights Critique of Stakeholder GuidelinesGlobal Policy, June 19

Elizabeth Gibbons (Co-Author)

May 2021

A history of US police violenceThe Lancet, May 29

Mary T. Bassett

Trends in COVID-19 death rates by racial composition of nursing homesJournal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 15

Matlin Gilman and Mary T. Bassett

Characteristics and quality of nursing homes reporting COVID-19 admissions from hospitals, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 15

Matlin Gilman and Mary T. Bassett

‘The boys from the land don’t get anything’: unaccompanied minors’ experience of child protection environments and the humanitarian border in Greece, Children’s Geographies, May 5

Vasileia Digidiki (Co-Author)

April 2021

Biden’s 100 Days, Carr Center Discussion Paper Series, April 29

Jacqueline Bhabha (Co-Author)

Human rights and fair access to COVID-19 vaccines: the International AIDS Society, Lancet Commission on Health and Human Rights, April 24

Mary T. Bassett (Co-Author)

February 2021

Sounding the Alarm for White America—and Maybe the Rest of UsAmerican Journal of Public Health, February 18

Mary T. Bassett

FXB Center Newsletters

Summer 2021 FXB Center Newsletter

Our Summer 2021 newsletter provides an update on the Center’s ongoing work, including recent events, publications and media coverage from FXB Center faculty, staff and affiliates. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

Spring 2021 FXB Center Newsletter

Our Spring 2021 newsletter highlights the need for equitable vaccine access and distribution. It also includes recent events, publications, advocacy and media coverage from the FXB Center. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

Winter 2021 FXB Center Newsletter

Our Winter 2021 newsletter examines lessons learned from the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and looks ahead to the second year. It also includes the FXB Center’s recent events, publications, advocacy and media coverage. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

Fall 2020 FXB Center Newsletter

Our Fall 2020 newsletter features the latest updates on the FXB Center’s special events, research advocacy and media efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, health equity and human rights. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

July/August 2020 FXB Center Newsletter

Our July/August newsletter features the FXB Center’s research, advocacy, and media efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting human rights, and structural racism. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

June 2020 FXB Center Newsletter

June’s newsletter features the FXB Center’s advocacy and research efforts related to structural racism, including police violence, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

April 2020 FXB Center Newsletter

April’s newsletter features the FXB Center’s research and advocacy about inequality during the coronavirus pandemic. Read it here and sign up to subscribe here.

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