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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 »

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