How do the perpetrators and types of political violence targeting women vary across regions?

In this infographic, ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi analyzes trends in political violence targeting women across Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Middle East, Southeastern and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and Latin America and the Caribbean.…

Dueling Ceasefires: Myanmar’s Conflict Landscape in 2019

Disorder spiked in Myanmar last year. ACLED records an increase of every event type, from battles and violence against civilians to riots and protests. Despite unilateral ceasefires declared by both the military and an alliance of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) during the course of the year, armed conflict rose in 2019 and was especially intense in Rakhine and Shan states (see figure below).…

Research Hub: Al Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya

On 28 December 2019, a truck bomb exploded in the Somali capital city of Mogadishu, reportedly killing more than 80 people. Al Shabaab claimed the attack, which is believed to be the deadliest to hit Somalia in over two years (ACLED, 10 January 2020; Al Jazeera, 30 December 2019).…