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Why Peace is So Elusive

<b>Kyaw Zaw Moe:</b> Mingalarbar! Myanmar is home to the world’s longest-running civil war, and efforts are still being made to achieve peace. Why is peace …

Geopolitics

Message from Our Syrian Sisters

Syrian women and girls living as refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon bravely share how they continue to challenge inequalities and stereotypes in …

Psychosocial

By Taking a Bullet, a Muslim Woman Finds Her Calling

BERLIN — Seyran Ates recalls the searing pain of a bullet tearing through her neck. She remembers wavering on the brink of death and telling God that she had to rejoin the living. A 21-year-old law student at the time, working at a women’s center in West Berlin, she was nowhere near finished with …

Political Islam

There Are 1 Billion Unbanked Women In The World. This Mobile Initiative Could Transform Their Lives

Rose Kibona sells prepared food and drinks to passers-by from a small stall at the bustling local market in her hometown of Mbeya, Tanzania. At the end of each work day, she put her earnings into various savings accounts — which, in her case, were jars, bags and a locked chest hidden away in her …

Women Entrepreneurs

How to Use U.N. Sanctions to Stop Rape in War

Sexual violence is prevalent in many modern conflicts—sometimes even used intentionally by government forces or militias to achieve military …

Sanctions

India women: Anti-trafficking activists raped after staging street play

<b>Five Indian anti-trafficking activists performing a street play were gang-raped at gunpoint in the eastern state of Jharkhand, police have confirmed.</b><p>The women were forced into cars and raped in a "secluded area", police told BBC Hindi.<p>Police say they are investigating the incident but have not made …

India

Welcome to Puntland: Where Many Men Don't Consider Rape A Crime

And that's got to change<p>Every morning, 28-year-old Officer Shamis Abdi Bile rises before dawn to make breakfast for her husband and three young children.<p>She bustles around the house, fulfilling the traditional role of homemaker, something that is still expected of Somali women. But once her family …

PHR honors Iraqi Dr. Nagham Hasan

The Importance of Teaching Gender In International Relations Classrooms

You can't understand international security without thinking about gender and the many ways it influences behavior, access, and opportunity.The …

How Women Rebuilt Nepal

‘War, disaster worsen women’s condition’

Apr 26, 2018-A report has stated that the impacts of the decade-long conflict and the 2015 Gorkha earthquake have been severe on women.<p>The study …

Women, Peace, and Security at the Domestic Level

Another chemical weapons attack in Syria, a caravan of Central American migrants fleeing conflict — these stories not only dominate our news, but …

Aisha: Boko Haram Huntress

Meet the 'Queen Hunter' Aisha who catches Boko Haram fighters and searches for kidnapped children in northern Nigeria.<p>Among the thousands of hunters enlisted by the Nigerian army to track and capture Boko Haram fighters, one stands out from the crowd.<p>Aisha Bakari Gombi towers over her band of …

We Must Reckon with the Terrible Realities Hidden in Plain Sight

I teach international relations classes. The first thing I teach most students is Max Weber’s definition of the state — the disciplinary way of …

A black female politician was gunned down in Rio. Now she’s a global symbol.

RIO DE JANEIRO — Before stepping into her Chevrolet Agile at 9:04 p.m. last Wednesday, Marielle Franco had just done what she did best: fire up a room.<p>“Let’s do this,” the 38-year-old politician with the cascading Afro had said as she wrapped up a speech at Rio’s House of Black Women calling for …

Brazil

Over 20 People Were at the Table When Trump Met the Saudis. None Were Women.

When President Trump met on Tuesday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, a year after he first hosted the prince at the White House, something was missing. Women.<p>Photos from Tuesday’s meeting show that the dynamics at the table remained relatively unchanged since the last meeting, …

Donald Trump

Violence Is Not Inevitable: How UN Sanctions Can Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault in Armed Conflict

In recent months, reports from Syria, Libya and Myanmar have documented the ongoing use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. They reveal the same …

How to Use UN Sanctions More Strategically to Stop Rape in War

<i>The UN may set up a new base on the west bank of the Nile in South Sudan, it says, “to give refugees the confidence to return.” A new academic study</i> …

Human Rights

Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks must include women negotiators defending their rights

In 23 rounds of Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks, women were at the table just twice. They need formal roles in any new talks to protect their own progress.<p>Afghan women have long feared that negotiators for a peace agreement with the Taliban would trade away women’s rights for the chance to end more …

The Need for Gender Data

Data is essential to achieving the goals expressed by advocates and policy makers around International Women’s Day. Yet we are still grappling to …

Liberia: Battle for Women's Rights Yet to Be Won, Says Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf<p>Liberia's ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged women to "Dream Big" on International Women's …

The Key to Climate Change Adaptation

GIWPS hosted a conversation on integrating women’s participation into climate change adaptation on February 26 in conjunction with the Taipei …

10 reasons why we need feminist foreign policy

Melanne Verveer, executive director, Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security<p><b>No country can get ahead without the full</b> …

Violence at Home, Insecurity Here, Uncertainty Ahead

The violent persecution of the Rohingya, which has displaced almost a million people from Myanmar to Bangladesh in recent months, represents one of …

Justice is delivered for the children of Kavumu

In an extraordinary and landmark ruling, 11 Congolese militia members were convicted today of crimes against humanity for murder and the rape of 38 …

21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.<p>They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread …

Why Does the U.S. Rank 22nd Globally on Women’s Wellbeing?

The U.S. ranks 22nd out of 153 countries in terms of women’s wellbeing, according to a new global index prepared by Georgetown University’s Institute …

Remembering women killed fighting for human rights in 2017

To mark International Women Human Rights Defenders’ Day, we pay tribute to some of the women killed this year because of their activism<p>More than half of the women cited in AWID’s 2017 tribute to female activists were murdered for defending their rights. Among the women killed are those who fought …

Human Rights

'We, Too, Are Survivors.' 223 Women in National Security Sign Open Letter on Sexual Harassment

More than 200 women who work on national security for the U.S. signed an open letter saying that they have survived sexual harassment and assault or …

National Security

U.N. plan strengthens women's role in climate action

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as …