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Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.10.2014 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

An Open Letter to UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

Kim Thuy Seelinger, JD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Kim Thuy Seelinger, JD

We applaud the initiative for tackling these difficult issues, and we look forward to working with policy-makers to support efforts that will go beyond punishment and retribution to effectively treat, prevent, and ultimately end sexual violence in conflict. We only hope that this critical action is evidence-based.

Our Language, Their Voices: The Transfer of Power

Nimmi Gowrinathan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Nimmi Gowrinathan

But as we divide them up, zero in on the one that is more powerful than the other -- have we looked over the heads of the survivors, ignored their politics, their power?

#TimeToAct on Sri Lanka: Why Has the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Forgotten the Sri Lankan Survivors?

Bianca Jagger | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Bianca Jagger

I cannot fathom why the UK government is not denouncing the Sri Lankan government's atrocities. Why are they not demanding that the perpetrators be brought to justice? Why are they deporting survivors of torture and rape back to Sri Lanka, and endangering their lives?

UK Joins US, France In Pulling Out Of G8 Preparatory Meetings

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Home

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Britain will suspend its participation in preparations for a G8 meeting in Sochi after Russia violated Ukraine's soverei...

Preventing Sexual Violence Is A National Security Imperative

John Kerry | Posted 04.27.2014 | Home
John Kerry

We see it especially in Goma, where one of us met in a hospital with young women so damaged by rape that they required surgery. And we see it in Syria today, where rape is being used as a tool of oppression. So is this personal to us? You bet.

Is Iran Nuclear Deal Good for Peace & Change?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While the deal may still be unproven in curbing an Iranian nuclear bomb, will it prove more effective in bringing closer a new Iranian revolution or at least evolution?

Facts Are Facts: We Must Act on Climate Change

Patrick Davies | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Patrick Davies

As the British Foreign Secretary said today, "The longer we delay, the higher the risks and the greater the costs to present and future generations." That's why the UK has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Like Landmines and Cluster Bombs, Rape Is a Weapon of War and Must Be Outlawed

Patrick Davies | Posted 11.24.2013 | Home
Patrick Davies

Today at the UN General Assembly the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, with support from dozens of countries including the United States, will be calling for all countries to support a new Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | Home
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

A Thoughtful Response Is Needed in Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.27.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Why jump to any conclusions before/until the investigation is completed by the UN High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane? After more than two years of an absence of direct military response on the part of the West, what is the sudden hurry?

Assad and the Road to al Qaeda

Michael Kay | Posted 10.06.2013 | Home
Michael Kay

In attempting to ameliorate the situation in Syria, we must look to Iraq, which offers crucial clues on what might or might not be a feasible solution.

Britain's Commitment to Somalia's Future

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 07.07.2013 | Home
Sir Peter Westmacott

When Foreign Secretary William Hague raised the Union Flag over the new offices on April 25, the UK became the first EU country to return to the Somali capital since the ruinous civil war that began in the early 1990s.

DR Congo: Where Women Get Raped Every Day, Where Sister Helps Sister

CARE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact

"But I have to live here. I have nowhere to go. I don't know if the fighting has stopped [back home]. I live here, in misery. I can't explain how hard my life is." She looks down at the sleeping baby in her arms. "I don't even have socks to put on the baby."

Sexual Violence in War Is Our Generation's Slave Trade

William Hague | Posted 03.30.2013 | Home
William Hague

My personal priority during the UK's Presidency of the G8 this year is to secure new international action against the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war.

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.

HORROR: 'He Inserted A Rat In Her Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 09.27.2012 | Home

"He inserted a rat in her vagina. She was screaming. Afterwards we saw blood on the floor. He told her: 'Is this good enough for you?' They were mocki...

Assad at the Tipping Point

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
Jeffrey Laurenti

Two weeks ago the crackdown on peaceful protests at the university in Aleppo triggered a hemorrhage of support for the government. The international reaction to the Houla massacre seems set to accelerate that erosion.

Dichotomy of Syria's Friends

Sami Moubayed | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Sami Moubayed

The Friends of Syria conference didn't address demands for regime change. Instead it sought the minimum: allowance for humanitarian aid. But Syria isn't pleading for aid from the international community.

Libya Condemns UK For Recognising Rebel Council

PA | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Muammar Gaddafi's regime has condemned the UK for recognising the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as the "sole governme...

Yemen Opposition Rejects Leader's Offer

Reuters | Cynthia Johnston and Mohammed Ghobari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

March 24, 2011 8:48:29 PM By Cynthia Johnston and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, March 24 (Reuters) - Yemen's opposition stepped up efforts to remove P...

With Egypt, US and Western Governments Find Themselves on the Wrong Side of history

Abdel-Rahman Hussein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Abdel-Rahman Hussein

To view events in Egypt through the paradigm of what they mean for Israel -- as many US commentators do -- is shocking, disgraceful and counterproductive.

New Turkey

Stephen Kinzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Kinzer

Turkey's vote on Sunday further strengthened its credentials as a model of capitalist democracy in the Muslim world -- a model the West needs to promote as an antidote to extremism.

William Hague, New British Defense Minister On Afghan Visit, Calls For Troop Withdrawal

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KABUL : Senior British officials, including new Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Afghanistan Saturday with a warning that Britain wants to w...

New BFF's

June Sarpong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Sarpong

Now that the UK government has changed hands from a Labour to a Liberal Conservative coalition, one thing that has remained the same is the importance...