Nuclear famine: Two billion people at risk?

A new study from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War shows that a limited nuclear war would not only directly kill millions of people, but would also cause a deadly famine, killing two billion people across the globe.

Implementing local peace networks to reduce urban insecurity

In Haiti and Guatemala, implementing local peace networks is one way that organizations are working to reduce urban insecurity. AFSC convened practitioners to discuss their experiences with this approach and to formulate recommendations that can be applied in other communities. Read their report.

Lifetime Lockdown: How Isolation Conditions Impact Prisoner Reentry

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Lifetime Lockdown Report

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This report represents the first effort to directly link conditions in Arizona’s supermax prisons with the state’s high recidivism rate.

Mécanismes de Justice Transitionnelle Rapport

Télécharger la version française La justice transitionnelle: les leçons tirées des commissions de la Vérité et la Réconciliation. Ce rapport de 33 pages traite de l'impact et de la Commision de la Vérité et

Transitional Justice Mechanisms Report

Download the English version of Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Lessons Learned from Truth and Reconciliation Commissions.  This 29 page report covers the impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commision in Burundi.

Freed but not free

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Reform Alternatives to Immigrant Detention

As the nation celebrates its independence, a new report serves as a chilling reminder of the unnecessary restrictions placed on the liberty of thousands of immigrants each day. Freed but not Free: A Report Examining the Current Use of Alternatives to Immigration Detention is the first report focused on shedding light on the flaws, inconsistencies, and human impact of current Alternative to Detention (ATD) programs in New Jersey and nationally.

Locked Up but not Forgotten

The Obama administration has committed itself to reforming the nation’s expansive and controversial immigration detention system. In August of 2009, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Assistant Secretary John Morton announced that the agency would be taking steps towards the creation of a civil detention system tailored to the agency’s asserted needs and purposes, a plan that will likely take years to come into fruition.

Lockup Report Executive Summary 2010

The 6 page executive summary provides the background and general conclusions of this report.

Lockup Report 2010

Read the full 52 page report on the state of detention centers for undocumented immigrants in the United States.  This report details abuses and neglect of people detained in immigration violations in New Jersey.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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