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New Pressures on the UN Security Council to Lift Its Arms Embargo on Libya

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Joseph Braude

Pressures mounted on the United Nations Security Council yesterday to lift its international embargo on arms to the Libyan government. In an interview with journalist Valerio Robecco, Libyan UN ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi said, "A time limit should be set for militias to leave the capital and a government of national united needs to be formed.

Let's March to Stop the Violence

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Deirdre Imus

We hear about genital mutilation, rape and honor killings, and we feel helpless. What can we do to help solve such complex, endemic and -- frankly -- scary problems?

In Celebration of International Women's Day

Mrs Ban Soon-taek | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Mrs Ban Soon-taek

When we change the culture of violence against women into an attitude of respect and appreciation, we enable them to unleash their potential as leaders of a new future.

Abusing Women Is Criminal, Not Cultural

Kelly Rutherford | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Kelly Rutherford

In some countries it is estimated that as many as seven out of 10 women are beaten, raped, abused or mutilated.

March in March to End Violence Against Women

Muna Rihani Al-Nasser | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser

As we celebrate International Women's Day, we have to remember to adhere to the moral commitment of fighting back and holding accountable the perpetrators of this massive crime and blatant violation of human rights.

Honor Killing... the Kiss of Death?!

Muna Rihani Al-Nasser | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser

Violence against women must be addressed from a human rights based perspective. Governments, civil society and international organizations must work together to eliminate violence against women and by extension end violence against women.