It is no secret that in this new era of intra-state conflict, rape has increasingly become used as weapon of war. Sadly, the women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) know this all too well. This past week a new report was released in the American Journal of Public Health, which takes an in-depth look at rape statistics in the DRC. The article reports some incredibly staggering numbers.
This powerful panel, during the second session of Left Forum, dealt with the historical and ongoing struggle for equality and rights of Afghan and Pakistani women. After the viewing of Kathleen Foster’s documentary on the subject, Fahima Vorgetts of Afghan Women’s Fund and Dr.
In honor of International Women's Day and in honor of Women's History Month, I present to you the introduction of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's groundbreaking, polemical, Christian Bible alternative, The Woman's Bible. Her powerful words speak for themselves. Read. Think. Learn.
The secession of Southern Sudan following the referendum on self-determination is imminent. Despite the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) prescribing an interim period with a programme of legal reform to address long-standing grievances, no real, conscientious efforts were made to make unity realistic for southerners.
I am going to start this post by making this bold statement: I believe we are currently standing on the verge of an exciting moment in history in the realm of peace and conflict. Recent events have left me with a sneaking suspicion that the women of the world have the opportunity right now to redefine how we as an international community understand peace and conflict. They are beginning to step up and take charge in conflict situations, inspiring what might be considered a revolution in the peacekeeping community.