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Young Women’s Caucus—A Promising Sign at UN Commission Meeting

Young Women’s Caucus—A Promising Sign at UN Commission Meeting

| April 24, 2012

While the recent UN Status of Women Commission sessions failed to reach consensus on recommendations for rural women, young women moved forward, impressing the author with their leadership potential. More »

The Feminicide Debate

The Feminicide Debate

| April 12, 2012

The author, who has been researching feminicide for the past three years, explores how language—the use of a term—can affect resources and state policies in fighting violence in Juárez, Mexico. More »

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

| April 10, 2012

The author, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, writes that Tunisia is finding its own way while Islamist movements gain power in the region. More »

Male Bonding—Military Massacres By The Book

Male Bonding—Military Massacres By The Book

| April 2, 2012

The author of "Unmaking War, Remaking Men" writes that the behavior in Afghanistan of alleged killer Robert Bales was anything but unexpected. More »

Media Coverage for Women Under Siege Project’s Crowdmap of Sexual Violence in Syria

Media Coverage for Women Under Siege Project’s Crowdmap of Sexual Violence in Syria

| March 30, 2012

Cutting-Edge Crowdmap Traces Sexualized Violence in Syria

March 28, 2012

Much to Celebrate

Much to Celebrate

| March 8, 2012

Today is International Women's Day. Christine Ahn and the Global Fund for Women mark the occasion by recalling substantial wins for women in 2011. More »

Bahrain Medics Still at Risk

Bahrain Medics Still at Risk

| February 16, 2012

On the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain, a lawyer continues her fight for medics arrested and tortured for treating protestors injured by police—in demonstrations where women have played a key role. More »

NYT: “What We Are Reading: Women Under Siege”

| February 9, 2012

"A site worth watching… .The new site states its mission bluntly; Women Under Siege looks to be a project with an edge. But there is another reason to visit the Web site: its original content." - C. J. Chivers for the New York Times' "At War" blog. More »

The Atlantic: “Gloria Steinem on Rape in War, Its Causes, and How to Stop It”

| February 8, 2012

"From the Holocaust through today, Women Under Siege is illuminating the causes as well as the cures of sexualized violence by uncovering patterns and making links between them. As the director of Women Under Siege, as well as a journalist myself, I interviewed Steinem about sexualized violence in conflict and what needs to be done to understand and stop it." - Lauren Wolfe for The Atlantic More »