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November 05, 2013 (Inter Press Service News Agency)
Amidst a rise in sexual violence in the world's war zones, the United Nations has begun appointing women to head some of the key political and peacekeeping missions in conflict areas
October 10, 2013 (AllAfrica )
Towards the end of last month, the UN General Assembly passed what was touted as "a landmark declaration to stop rape in conflict." A record 113 countries - more than half of the UN member states in one sitting - agreed to support the Declaration. The countries expressed support for strengthened efforts to end rape in war.
October 08, 2012 (Colombia Reports)
Women are needed, not only in the home, but also at the negotiating table, to achieve peace. Decisions made without women not only are less likely to include consideration of women and their specific struggles, but also such decisions willfully perpetuate inequality, uneven power relations, and minimize the both the suffering and potential contribution of women.
September 16, 2012 (The National)
On September 5, The Nation's front-page headline read "Asian Peace Council is born". But looking at the picture of prominent former politicians and "statesmen", we might ask ourselves who gave birth to this council. There was a complete absence of women at the delivery
September 04, 2012 (VOXXI)
While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri, Todd Akin, made about “legitimate rape,” it is easy to miss one of the most under-reported stories of the summer. On August 10, 2012 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on preventing gender-based violence globally. This order was also accompanied by the release of a U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally. The strategy outlines four key objectives: to increase coordination of gender-based violence prevention and response efforts among U.S. government agencies and with other involved parties; to enhance integration of gender-based violence prevention and response efforts into existing U.S. government work; to improve collection, analysis and use of data and research to enhance gender-based violence prevention and response efforts; and to enhance or expand programs that address gender-based violence.
August 26, 2012 (Global Arab Network)
Findings of the Assessment of Gender-based Violence in Syria include violence against women and girls, rape, kidnapping, killings, exploitation, trafficking, sexual abuse and domestic violence In March 2012, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) conducted an assessment of gender-based violence experienced by refugee women and girls in Syria who'd fled to safety in northern Jordan. Over a two week period, the IRC spoke with more than 90 refugee women and girls, 23 service providers, and conducted safety audits to identify the types of violence women and girls experienced in Syria. The assessment also examined protection risks they face in Jordan, as well as the availability and accessibility of support.
March 09, 2012 (ICRtoP)
In the context of contemporary armed conflict, the general discourse often assumes that women, one of the most vulnerable and impacted groups, are disempowered. Discussion on the role of women in conflict and post-conflict settings frequently reflects this by emphasizing the narrative of women as victims, overlooking the crucial role of women as actors.
February 23, 2012 (UN News Center)
The annual United Nations report documenting conflict-related sexual violence around the world today for the first time names some of the military forces, militia and other armed groups that are suspected of being among the worst offenders.
February 20, 2012 (IPS News)
If war is still a man's game, what is particular to women that they bring of value to the peace table? And what would be the implications for the U.N.'s work if this was clearly articulated and factored into decision-making?
February 20, 2012 (IPS)
A growing list of U.N. Security Council Resolutions acknowledges the importance of gender in processes for peace. Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960 note that women continue to be marginalised in peace negotiations and their potential is not fully utilised in humanitarian planning, peacekeeping operations, peace building, governance and reconstruction.