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Rape Joke Supercut: I Can’t Believe You Clapped For That

July 14, 2012

Our Video Content Manager, Elisa Kreisinger, has created a new video, "Rape Joke Supercut: I Can't Believe You Clapped for That," that aims to suggest there is a crucial difference between playing rape for cheap laughs, and mocking or exposing the deep-rooted sexism that feeds and sustains rape culture. More »

Media Coverage for New Report on Sexualized Violence Crowdmap from WMC’s Women Under Siege

Media Coverage for New Report on Sexualized Violence Crowdmap from WMC’s Women Under Siege

| July 12, 2012

Stopping Traffic

Stopping Traffic

| July 10, 2012

The worldwide child sex industry has set up shop in the United States. Mary Ann Swissler asked advocates what it would take to stop it. More »

Women of the Roundtable

Women of the Roundtable

| June 12, 2012

A discussion in Washington, D.C., last week brought together women representing the necessary elements to drive forward the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. More »

When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

| May 31, 2012

In May the Army began a new Defense Department policy that will open an additional 14,000 positions for women. Will we be ready for them when they come home? More »

WMC Women Under Siege Project Director on BBC World Service To Discuss UK Anti-Conflict-Rape Effort

| May 29, 2012

Lauren Wolfe, director of Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege project, speaks to BBC World Service on the UK's new initiative against sexual violence in conflict. More »

Video: Lauren Wolfe On “Global Journalist” To Discuss Journalists and Sexualized Attacks

May 23, 2012

Lauren Wolfe, director of Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege project, appeared on Global Journalist Radio with David Reed, alongside NPR correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, to discuss the under-reported problem of sexual violence against journalists. More »

Conservative Media Misrepresents House Version of VAWA

| May 18, 2012

In the wake of the House passing a version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization that excludes immigrants, Native Americans and LGTB women, of course Fox News and others are painting their protection as unnecessary. More »

The Atlantic Takes a Deeper Look at Photo of Cannibalism Survivor Featured by Women Under Siege

The Atlantic Takes a Deeper Look at Photo of Cannibalism Survivor Featured by Women Under Siege

| April 26, 2012

Who’s Playing Politics with the Violence Against Women Act?

| April 25, 2012

The Violence Against Women Act has always been a point of agreement between the parties in Washington. Until now. More »