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War Widows Turn to Sex Work in Sri Lanka

May 11, 2012


By Feizal Samath At a makeshift school in northern Sri Lanka. Credit:Feizal Samath/IPS NGOs involved in development work – housing, livelihood development and infrastructure – are allowed in, while those that raise awareness on issues like peace, trauma or women’s rights are discouraged. “The moment you say you are from an NGO, there are issues,” […]

International women’s group begins mapping sexual violence in Syria

April 2, 2012


By Al Arabiya with Agencies Sunday, 01 April 2012 The international group, Women’s Media Center, has begun to document acts of sexual violence in Syria in a bid to prosecute future human rights violations and crimes. (File photo) A women rights’ group is using new crowd-sourcing techniques to track rape and other sexual violence across […]

Sudan’s Nuba women “better-equipped” to cope with war than men

March 17, 2012


10 Feb 2012 17:01Source: alertnet // Katie Nguyen The home of a Nuba tribe family is seen on the side of a mountain in Kadogli town in the South Kordofan state of Sudan June 14, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamed Nurdldin Abdallh By Katie Nguyen LONDON (AlertNet) – What do we know about women caught up in conflicts? […]

Even in a ‘woman’s world,’ gender doesn’t matter

March 4, 2012


joseph nye MUNICH— From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Published Saturday, Mar. 03, 2012 2:00AM EST Would the world be more peaceful if women were in charge? A challenging new book by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker says the answer is “yes.” In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Dr. Pinker presents data showing that violence, while […]

Wronged women of Liberia reluctant to revisit human rights abuses

February 28, 2012


Having already testified to a government commission, victims of sexual violence eschew new process based on traditional justice Tamasin Ford, Tuesday 28 February 2012 A boy in front of a sign illustrating the reasons behind the creation of Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP The women sat on plastic chairs arranged in […]

Sexual violence against women is the result of the cult of masculinity

February 25, 2012


A false image of manhood makes men act violently and risk their lives against their own interests as humans. It must be addressed Gloria Steinem and Lauren, Friday 24 February 2012 ‘Neither in war zones nor in street gangs is rape primarily about sex.’ Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Gangs of young men […]

UN report on sexual violence during conflict singles out worst offenders

February 24, 2012


Special Representative Margot Wallström presents the Secretary-General’s report on conflict-related sexual violence to the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine 23 February 2012 – The annual United Nations report documenting conflict-related sexual violence around the world today for the first time names some of the military forces, militia and other armed groups that are suspected of […]