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Violence Against Women

In this section, PeaceWomen classifies information by Theme- Violence Against Women, which forms part of PeaceWomen’s framework to organize our women, peace and security resources for ease of reference and understanding. It is important to note that themes and sub-themes are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.

Violence Against Women (VAW) is both a cause and a symptom of conflict. It is critical that violations, impunity and root causes are tackled in conflict and post-conflict countries.

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  • August 28, 2014
    UN Women Annual Report 2013-2014
  • August 26, 2014 (allAfrica)
    SOUTH AFRICA: Let's Fight Abuse Together Everywhere I go there is a palpable sense of anger and sadness at the recent spate of abuse and killing of women and children in our country. The shocking incidents in Reiger Park and Westbury where children were killed have no place in our society. Government is saddened by these deaths and I convey my deepest condolences to the families and friends who lost their loved ones.
  • August 11, 2014 (Your Middle East)
    IRAQ: Sexual Violence as a War Strategy in Iraq "These are strategic theories of rape in wartime which have been deliberately practiced by IS jihadists in Syria and now in Iraq," writes Dr Nazand Begikhani.
  • August 7, 2014 (Just Security)
    GAZA: The Needle in the Haystack: Finding the Women, Peace and Security Norms in the Gaza Conflict Few, if any, legal rules concerning women have been invoked in the debates around competing narratives of the conflict. Is the omission surprising? Do these norms add to the legal and policy debates in any meaningful way? For those of us who attended the Global Summit on Sexual Violence in London in June
  • July 31, 2014 (The Daily Beast)
    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Congo's Women Deserve Action Dr. Denis Mukwege is a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated physician and Congolese national hero. Whitney Williams is a co-founder of Eastern Congo Initiative with Ben Affleck. Both joined Dr. Jill Biden during her recent visit to Dr. Mukwege's world-renowned Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC.

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