Publications

  • Human Security Survey: Gender Dynamics in Basra

    February 20, 2018

    In March and April 2017, PAX and its local partner, the Iraqi Al-Firdaws Society conducted a survey across Basra governorate about the experiences of civilian populations with issues of insecurity and conflict. This report discusses the key survey findings in which the gendered dynamics of insecurity and conflict became specifically apparent, including the different ways in which men and women in Basra experience and perceive insecurity.


  • Human Security Survey: Gender Dynamics in Kirkuk

    February 20, 2018

    In April 2017, PAX and its local partner, the Iraqi Al-Amal Association conducted a survey across Kirkuk governorate about the experiences of civilian populations with issues of insecurity and conflict. This report discusses the key survey findings in which the gendered dynamics of insecurity and conflict became specifically apparent, including the different ways in which men and women in Kirkuk experience and perceive insecurity.


  • Human Security Survey: Methodology South Sudan

    February 16, 2018

    This report explains the Human Security Survey (HSS) methodology as applied in South Sudan.The HSS has been carried out in several locations in South Sudan, with a total of over 2300 surveys conducted on civilians' experiences, perceptions, and expectations in situations of conflict. The HSS research methodology has been developed by PAX's Protection of Civilians department and includes a series of complementary activities, including population-based research, community engagement, and advocacy.


  • Human Security Survey: Methodology Iraq

    February 16, 2018

    This report explains the Human Security Survey (HSS) methodology as applied in Iraq. The HSS has been carried out in several locations in Iraq, with a total of over 2200 surveys conducted on civilians' experiences, perceptions, and expectations in situations of conflict. The HSS research methodology has been developed by PAX's Protection of Civilians department and includes a series of complementary activities, including population-based research, community engagement, and advocacy.


  • Human Security Survey: Annual Summary Report Jonglei

    February 8, 2018

    PAX and its partners conducted large-scale quantitative research about the nature of security threats facing civilians in Jonglei, and the impact this has on their daily lives and their expectations for the future. Community security dialogues were organized afterwards to present the initial survey findings  and subsequently have a dialogue with local community stakeholders in Jonglei about security issues that warrant follow-up. This report summarises the Human Security Survey findings and presents the main conclusions from local community security dialogues in 2017 in Jonglei.


  • Human Security Survey: Key Findings Basra

    February 5, 2018

    Between March and April 2017, 683 surveys have been conducted across the governorate's 7 districts in Basra, Iraq. The methodology used to collect the survey data is called the Human Security Survey (HSS). The HSS is developed by PAX’s Protection of Civilians team to collect data and facilitate constructive dialogue about civilians’ experiences, perceptions, and expectations in situations of conflict. This periodic summary report presents our key findings from Basra.


  • Human Security Survey: Key Findings Kirkuk

    February 5, 2018

    In April 2017, 759 surveys have been conducted across 3 of the governorate's 4 districts in Kirkuk, Iraq. The methodology used to collect the survey data is called the Human Security Survey (HSS). The HSS is a methodology developed by PAX’s Protection of Civilians team to collect data and facilitate constructive dialogue about civilians’ experiences, perceptions, and expectations in situations of conflict. This periodic summary report presents our key findings from Kirkuk.


  • Eighth Quarterly Report on Besieged Areas in Syria

    December 14, 2017

    The eighth Siege Watch report, focusing on the period August-October 2017, calls for immediate action to save Eastern Ghouta. The international community must increase political pressure to prevent Ghouta from becoming another Aleppo. Throughout Syria, 750,000 people remain trapped in besieged areas. The majority of those, more than 400,000, are in Eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus. Siege Watch is published jointly by PAX and The Syria Institute.


  • Living under a black sky

    Conflict pollution and environmental health concerns in Iraq

    December 5, 2017

    ‘Living under a black sky’ reveals how the conflict in Iraq has left a toxic trail of destruction which could have severe health consequences for communities and reconstruction efforts. Among other dangerous developments, the report identifies a sharp increase of hazardous artisanal oil refining.


  • Human Security Survey outcomes 2017: Eastern Lakes

    November 9, 2017

    To effectively protect civilians it is essential to know what these civilians think, experience and need in terms of their security. In order to gain knowledge on these local security dynamics as put forward by local communities, and to be able to use these survey data as a basis for discussion and dialogue among local stakeholders about security priorities, PAX developed the Human Security Survey. This placemat summarizes the main findings from the surveys conducted in Eastern Lakes state, South Sudan.



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