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Rape in Wartime

Sectarian War in Syria Introduced New Gender-Based Crimes

Hilmi M. Zawati | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Hilmi M. Zawati

--Victims may refrain from bringing legal actions against Syrian officials for fear of vindictive measures-- The following Op-Ed consists of excerpt...

President Obama: It Is a Moral Imperative to Help Women and Girls Raped in Conflict

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Kidnapped, raped, beaten: This is what women and girls have endured from extremist groups. I appeal to you, Mr. President, to use your authority to stand with these women and girls and take executive action to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance include emergency reproductive services, including abortion.

Rape in Conflict Continues

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Serra Sippel

Violence against women and rape in conflict is an ongoing problem. It is not isolated, it is not anecdotal, it is far from rare.

I Expect Rape As a Weapon of War to End: The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Peggy Tileston | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Peggy Tileston

Healing is vital, but healing without education or justice will not be enough to change the global epidemic of sexual violence and rape in the world today, both in and out of war zones. We need continuing educational efforts to change individual, social and cultural views that condone sexual violence against women and children.

Being Honest About Sexual Violence in War, and Everywhere Else

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

For all the sexual violence that happens in conflicts carried out by combatants or soldiers, it happens even more often in the world's bedrooms or homes.

Women, Abortion, and Helms: Executive Action to Break Barriers

Serra Sippel | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Serra Sippel

Increasingly, women's bodies are battlegrounds. Not just figurative battlegrounds, but literally -- women's bodies are spaces where soldiers assert domination to gain a tactical advantage over other combatants, to build trust and camaraderie among soldiers, and to subdue communities to their will.

Will 'Safe From the Start' Bring Needed Change for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Crisis?

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

This week at the U.N. General Assembly, amid critical talks about peace and security in Syria and across the Middle East, another narrative is taking its rightful place in New York -- the health and human rights of women and girls globally.

Silence on Rape Is the Biggest Obstacle to Prevention

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Marianne Mollmann

If part of the reason rape happens is because we allow it to, that means that to issue a guarantee that rape will stop, we have to change. And that kind of fundamental change is incredibly hard.

Time to Involve Women in Post-conflict Rebuilding

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Marianne Mollmann

These past few months have been big on words and renewed promises on women's participation, in particular in post-conflict settings. While it is incumbent on all of us to make sure these promises are kept, governments have a special obligation to ensure equality.

Colombia Recognizing Rape As Weapon Of War

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amelia had spent years counseling a woman who was raped by a right-wing warlord and suffered an unwanted pregnancy. So when the woman called her for a...

The Democratic Republic of Congo: "We're on the Run Again"

Bukeni Waruzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bukeni Waruzi

The people in eastern Congo are tired; we have been running for more than a decade now. We need to sit down, live in peace and raise our children.