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75 Years Liberation: Towards a more inclusive and sustainable commemoration
Yesterday in the Netherlands it was National Remembrance Day and today it's Liberation Day. Days that inevitably have our attention, but which we also question. The past years have seen an increase in criticism about this ambiguous moment of commemoration. Is the Dutch National Remembrance inclusive and sustainable? And how can we use the lessons from the past to guide us into a better future?
My Community's Uphill Battle Against COVID-19
Growing up indigenous in the United States means living with the understanding that much of the United States is unaware of your existence. I attribute this to several things, the first being history.
Life Before and After COVID-19: A Doctor’s Perspective from Switzerland
“Iris, how is work? Hope you and your family are ok. Please stay strong.“ Ever since COVID-19 has hit Europe, I have been receiving messages of support from family, friends and nearly forgotten acquaintances on a daily basis.
2020 Commemoration of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi
In honor of the 26th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tusti, Senior Fellow Noam Schimmel, Professor Lecturer at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, wrote the following reflection.
The Dark Side of Domesticity: Captivity Beyond Pandemics
Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai, a literary scholar at the University of Duisberg-Essen, shares her thoughts on the similarities between (self-)quarantine in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lives of women in highly patriarchal societies, past and present.
From Public Health Crisis to Human Rights Crisis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalised Groups in Uganda
Senior Fellow and doctoral researcher Tanja Dittfeld shares her thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on the most marginalized in Uganda.
COVID-19: A Smokescreen for Homophobia
Senior Fellow Tanja Dittfeld writes on how the LGBTQ+ community in Uganda is being targeted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Yellow Peril" in the Age of COVID-19
I hope that when we look back on this unprecedented time, the pandemic is defined by these acts of kindness, empathy, collective cooperation, innovation, and scientific achievement. And yet, I fear that instead, for so many Asian Americans, this time will evoke memories of "yellow peril" in its ugliest forms.
Humanity in Action Press
Discover some of the publications from our in-house publisher:
On People with Disabilities
What would happen if Hermione Granger was a girl with a disability? Why is disability is rarely discussed in terms of diversity? Who are people with disabilities?
Pre-Genocide - Warnings and Readiness to Protect
An anthology of personal interpretations, by researchers and writers, about alarm bells and the readiness to protect prior to genocides. The essays in this volume focus on the 1930s before the Holocaust in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark - as well as the years before the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Kurdistan, Rwanda and Bosnia.
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Two Trees in Jerusalem
Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen in her touching account "Two Trees in Jerusalem" tells about the resistance of her parents, Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, against the horrors of National Socialism.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity
Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, this book is a collection of diverse essays, which tackle international relations and migration.
Reflections on the Holocaust
The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.