In June 2022, the Global Public Policy Institute published a report, “The Logic of Protection Approaches: Four Models to Safeguard Civilians from Harm,” which examined the treatment of civilians by armed actors. The report provides four protection-based approaches to influence how armed actors interact with civilians and the community. Each section is broken down to explain the logic behind the approach, the impact it can have on the armed actors’ behaviors, and how the approach can backfire. The four approaches discussed are (1) “naming and shaming” armed actors (2) mobilizing influencers (3) capacitating communities and (4) training armed actors.
Oxfam alongside its partner organizations has developed a resource pack on community-based protection (CBP) titled, ‘From Participation to Leadership.’ The goal of the resource is to provide guidance on the implementation of CBP across a full program cycle and to share experiences directly from protection organizations and members of community protection structures from organizations around the world.
ODI’s recent publication, ‘Collaborative advocacy between humanitarian and human rights actors’ takes a look at potential roadblocks to achieving effective cross-sectoral collaboration and outlines a set of recommendations to overcome these hurdles.
In times of intense conflict and pervasive violence, how do civilians cope? The Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), hosted a webinar to discuss its most recent report, “Waiting for No One: Civilian Survival Strategies in Syria,” which details coping strategies used by Syrian civilians during the brutal civil war to ensure their own safety and assist others.