Political Violence


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Political Violence

A violent act intended to make a statement or achieve some end. Political violence encompasses terrorism (which is carried out by a non-government group), war (which usually is carried out by a government) and other forms of civil strife. Political violence may render it difficult to conduct business in the area in which it occurs. See also: Political risk.
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The mental health professionals of the CSMC of Morochucos moved to the community of Oronccoy (Ayacucho) to perform group interventions with emotional support psychotherapeutic techniques, based on the love of life, forgiveness and family bonding to the relatives of victims of political violence
By reducing political violence peacekeeping missions help to create the stability which gives organised crime the security to flourish.
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As head of Global Political Violence and Hostile Environment Solutions, BjE[micro]rn Reusswig will oversee AGCS' global product offering for coverages such as terrorism and sabotage, terrorism liability, political violence as well as special contingency and other hostile environment solutions, including access to Worldaware services.
In 2019, it said more than two-thirds of all political violence in the Philippines 'thus far has consisted of violence against civilians.'
Otieno noted that although there has been no rampant cases of political violence in the area save for the one incident his officers are alert on the ground.
The causes of political violence include poor political orientation, poverty, lack of democratic culture, corruption, insecurity, inadequate voters' education and failure of the judicial system among others.
ACLED Research Director Roudabeh Kishi explained that while political violence decreased overall in volume, "it was also expanded."
In its July 2018 analysis, ACLED said recorded political violence, protests, and other non-violent events drastically increased in the Philippines after President Duterte assumed office on June 30, 2016, and declared his war on drugs.
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Alongside its involvement in the Yemeni civil war, Saudi Arabia has been accused of being a leading sponsor of political violence in the UK and elsewhere.