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CNN.com: “Can we end rape as tool of war?”

| February 8, 2012

"We're calling our project Women Under Siege, because with four women being raped every five minutes in Congo alone, we can say it is nothing less than that -- an ongoing siege. And it's time we began to put an end to it." - Gloria Steinem and Lauren Wolfe for CNN.com Opinion More »

Gender Across Borders Blog: “Women’s Media Center Launches ‘Women Under Siege’”

| February 8, 2012

“While In the Land of Blood and Honey may be a good first step in raising awareness about the prevalence of such violence, human rights organizations must also be a greater emphasis on public education and advocacy regarding this critical issue. Fortunately, a new project from the Women’s Media Center has just arrived to fill this void.” - Carrie Nelson on the Gender Across Borders Blog More »

RHRC: “The Launch of “Women Under Siege:” A Journalistic Megaphone For Victims of Sexual Violence

| February 8, 2012

“[Stories] are also just stories. Can they change the lived reality of women in conflict zones and misogynistic cultures? Can they leverage implementation of dormant laws and cajole corrupted law enforcement officials out of their jobs? That remains to be seen. But at least perhaps a global chorus of voices and first-hand experiences is a step in that direction.” - Jessica Mack on RH Reality Check More »

The Guardian: “Why has it taken 65 years to recognise that rape is a weapon of war?”

| February 8, 2012

“With both the silencing and shame of rape victims a global phenomenon, I found this project moving and inspirational. Go and have a look." - Jane Martinson for The Guardian's "Women's Blog" More »

Media Coverage of the Launch of “Women Under Siege”

| February 8, 2012

Exclusive: U.S. Acts on Women, Peace and Security

Exclusive: U.S. Acts on Women, Peace and Security

| January 31, 2012

A new action plan opens far-reaching possibilities to improve the security of women and the world. With some caution, women’s peace advocates plan to monitor its implementation. More »

Rose Aguilar on Reproductive Rights

| January 30, 2012

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

| January 25, 2012

This week in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum will highlight a drive by The Elders to end the practice of child marriage. More »

Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

| January 20, 2012

January 25 marks the anniversary of the onset of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Here, Hoda Elsadda, an Egyptian women’s rights activist and professor at Cairo University, assesses women’s gains, potential losses and determination to move forward—as evidenced by last month’s 10,000-woman strong protest march. More »

In Egypt, Women Reporters Still at Risk

In Egypt, Women Reporters Still at Risk

| November 28, 2011

Women reporting from Egypt as foreign correspondents continue to be targets of sexual assault. They also continue to insist on their right to report the news. More »