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Hur Hassnain

Opinion 4 Hur Hassnain 13 December 2017

How to measure peace? For what? For whom?

Measuring peace is inherently political. There are multiple definitions of and perspectives on what peace is; it is perceived differently within and across countries and regions; different actors have different interests and would choose different …

Opinion 2 Hur Hassnain 29 September 2017

Measuring peace in our lifetime: evaluating SDGs

Evaluating peace, justice and strong institutions is complex, tricky and arguably the most difficult to measure out of all the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 16 urges us to ‘Promote peaceful and inclusive societies …

Opinion 3 Hur Hassnain 9 August 2016

Are you feeling safe? Measuring and reporting perceived levels of safety of children affected by armed conflict

In the humanitarian sector children are often simply seen as the recipients of assistance designed by others, rather than as agents of change who can help shape how their needs are responded to. In my …