Regional Overview – Asia 24 September 2019

Last week, key trends in South and Southeast Asia included: electoral violence in Afghanistan; increasing reports of violence targeting civilians and children in India’s Jammu & Kashmir; renewed separatist violence in Thailand’s deep south; the end of the unilateral ceasefire declared by the military in Myanmar; and region-wide demonstrations against climate change. In Afghanistan, the…

Partner Spotlight: Front Line Defenders

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is pleased to announce the incorporation of new partner data collected by Front Line Defenders, an international non-governmental organization committed to protecting human rights defenders at risk. Contributions from Front Line Defenders expand ACLED’s coverage of violence against human rights defenders around the world. © 2019…

Protect Defenders: New Partner Data on Attacks against HRDs

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is pleased to announce the incorporation of new partner data collected by ProtectDefenders.eu, the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism. ProtectDefenders.eu data improve ACLED’s coverage of attacks on human rights defenders around the world. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights…

Regional Overview – Africa 17 September 2019

During the past week, Africa’s notable violence occurred in several typical hotspots:  Al Shabaab attacks targeted government officials in Somalia; intensified battles between Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) continued in Libya; violence targeting civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso was significant, and many…