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Spielman Court-Martial Underway in Murder and Rape of Abeer

| August 3, 2007

According to testimony at his court-martial, which began Monday at Fort Campbell, Private Jesse Spielman went with Sergeant Paul Cortez, Specialist James Barker and Private Steven Green on March 12, 2006, to the home of the Al-Janabi family in a village south of Baghdad. He watched while they raped 14-year-old Abeer Qassim Rasheed Al-Janabi and murdered her and her family. More »

Following the Footsteps of Genocide—Mia Farrow and Darfur

| July 23, 2007

Headscarves and Turkish Politics

| July 19, 2007

Al Mahaba Radio Speaks to Iraqi Women

| July 5, 2007

Jordanian Journalist Breaks Taboos Campaigning Against Violence

| June 7, 2007

Women Emerge as Powerful Advocates at UN Environment Conference

| May 24, 2007

France at a Crossroad

| May 2, 2007

A Crossroads for Human Rights—the Achievement of the Korean Comfort Claims

| April 2, 2007

In the years following World War II, we are in what legal scholar Eric Yamamoto has called a global “Age of Reparations.” Yet reparations claims and settlements have until recently ignored harms uniquely experienced by women. More »

What a War Crime Looks Like

| March 12, 2007

The account below is compiled from testimony given at the courts martial of Paul Cortez and James Barker, from accounts of the Article 32 Hearing and other court proceedings in the cases, and from previous WMC and newspaper reports. Former Pfc. Steven Green, Pfc. Jesse Spielman and Pfc. Bryan Howard are still awaiting trial. References to them are to alleged actions on their part according to the above sources. More »

The Casualties of War Crimes—Who Weeps for Abeer?

| March 12, 2007

Sandwiched between International Women’s Day on March 8 and the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on March 19 is another date that marks a tragic nexus of the two: the day one year ago when 14-year-old Abeer Qassim Al-Janabi was stalked, gang-raped, shot in the head and her corpse burned in her own home in Mahmoudiya, Iraq. Four U.S. soldiers and one former soldier are charged with the crimes committed March 12, 2006. More »