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Nobel Peace Laureates To Boycott Annual Meeting In South Africa

AP | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several Nobel Peace Prize winners will skip an annual meeting in Cape Town because the Dalai Lama has not received a visa to tra...

Mozambique's Criminal Code Fails Survivors

Elizabeth Bernstein | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Bernstein

I was sexually assaulted in Mozambique in 1997. While my attacker got it away with it then -- I had hoped that things had since improved.

Taking Action to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Jody Williams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Jody Williams

With decades of research behind us, we now know that there are long-term environmental, developmental and health consequences to nuclear weapons as well.

Women Need to Be Included in Syria's Peace Process

Madeleine Rees | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Madeleine Rees

The people responsible for causing the conflict -- the men with the guns, aided by the suppliers of guns -- will also be trusted to deliver peace. And who will be missing from the room? Women.

Women of Sudan Speak Out on Sexual Violence

Walaa Salah Mohamed Abdelrhman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Walaa Salah Mohamed Abdelrhman

When Safia insisted on filing a police report, she was harassed and followed by police and security agents. Safia had no choice but to flee Sudan.

New Political Page, Same Story: Burmese Military Still Raping Ethnic Women

Tin Tin Nyo | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Tin Tin Nyo

At the top of our wish list is that the military is placed under civilian control. That's because the military is still wreaking havoc on Burma's ethnic communities, particularly women.

Egypt Must Be Held Accountable for Sexual Assault

Hania Moheeb | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Hania Moheeb

Only ten months have passed since I was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square -- it was the worst experience of my life.

Who Is Protecting Women Human Right Defenders?

Jody Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jody Williams

Women human rights defenders -- women working in defense of human rights, including the rights of women and gender-related rights -- are under attack around the world.

End to Violence Rides on Honduran Elections

Jody Williams | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Jody Williams

The Honduran general elections on Nov. 24 could determine whether the impoverished Central American nation will be able to stem its epidemic of violen...

Yes We Can! (End Rape in War)

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Can we do anything useful to stop sexual assault in conflict, and, if so, is the United Nations the entity to do it? To the first question, the answer is a resounding yes.

Interview with Wangari Maathai, Environmental Activist and Nobel Laureate

Marianne Schnall | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Marianne Schnall

We are on one planet; some of the impact of what human beings do in one corner of the world is going to affect people in a distant corner of the world.