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Intersections of Violence Against Women and Militarism
More policies and programmes must address the needs of female-headed households in Sri Lanka's former conflict zone,
Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo are struggling to recruit women into their ranks to run for par
Nepal's efforts to help conflict-affected women and girls gain a stronger footing in society may not be enough for th
Migrant workers living in a squatter settlement outside Tripoli have claimed that nearly two dozen women in the camp
Last week, the activism and persistence of IANSA Women in the Arms Trade Treaty process achieved concrete results.
The increasing number of South Sudan's armed forces is costing more than 50 percent of government's expenditure by so
The availability of small arms increases sexual violence against women.
The Sri Lankan government has released all the former female combatants of the defeated terror organization, Liberati
How many rapes are too many in war? Of course, one violent sexual attack on a woman is one too many.
Right through our one hour interview, she kept twitching her fingers nervously.
For over 40 years, violence in Colombia has pitted the government against several guerilla groups including the Revol
In the regions newly liberated from conflict, the struggle still continues for women.
Women and girls returning to northern Uganda from forced conscription into the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) struggle
On 7th March, 2011 the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) held a seminar on the occasion of t
Warfare is stopping 28 million children worldwide from receiving an education because of sexual violence and attacks
In June 2010 a brawl in the southern capital of Osh sparked four days of clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.
Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Bisengimana, a senior commander with the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR), tur
When George W. Bush left the White House, the rest of the world breathed a sigh of relief.
Nearly all of these internally displaced persons, or IDPs, fled their homes during violent clashes that erupted earli
On December 25, a female suicide bomber, not more than 18 years of age, blew herself up killing at least 47 people an
Nepal´s development partners have expressed readiness to continue their support to the peace building process i
A new study says female military members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are more likely to suffer from mental he
This report examines women's roles in peacebuilding, postconflict reconstruction, and economic development.
An Iraqi Kurdish woman activist has said on Wednesday that the minimization of weapons among citizens have curtailed
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) programming has become a popular tool for returning child combat
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition joins the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violen
Sixteen years after Burma's military regime reached a ceasefire deal with the country's second largest rebel group, t
The government is formulating two action plans with an objective to address the woes of those women and children who
In January 2009, the Congolese government announced that the second phase of its demobilisation, disarmament and rein
November 17, 2010 (JUBA) - Implementation of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) program in Sudan
As a political instrument of power projection and status, nuclear weapons carry a peculiarly masculine symbolism.
The perception that women are only ever victims of conflict ignores the large numbers of female combatants, which can
It is not about feminism, it is about business.
Recent research suggests that women comprise between 10 and 30 percent of armed opposition groups, with some groups,
Valmathi Jegadas is a different sort of mine clearer to the testosterone-fuelled explosives specialists portrayed in
In a recent report which was co-written by the author for the UK-based Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of
The Regional Economic Community Action Program will receive $575,000 from the federal government to support the redev
Only fifteen of nearly four hundred persons, most of them women, were allowed to witness before Sri Lanka's Lessons L
As more women join the military, they need services that range from medical and psychological treatment to homeless p
NAIROBI, 7 September 2010 (IRIN) - Authorities in Galkayo, in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland,
"Black Diamond" and her comrades may look like any bunch of street-wise girls with attitude but they have t