Lauren Wolfe is Director of WMC Women Under Siege which investigates how sexualized violence is used as a weapon in conflict and beyond. She is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications from The Atlantic to The New York Times. She is also a columnist at Foreign Policy magazine and on the advisory committee of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict. Previously, she was the senior editor of the Committee to Protect Journalists, where she broke ground on the issue of journalists and sexualized violence. She studied at Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and is the recipient of the 2012 Frank Ochberg Award for Media and Trauma Study and four Society of Professional Journalists awards. In 2013, Foreign Policy named her one of its “FP Twitterati 100,” and Action on Armed Violence listed her as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Journalists Covering Armed Violence.” Find her at laurenmwolfe.com and on Twitter at @Wolfe321.
" The Ultimate Assault: Charting Syria's use of Rape to Terrorize its People"
WMC's Women Under Siege and The Atlantic [July 11, 2012]
" Sexual Violence Against Women is the Result of the Cult of Masculinity," with gloria Steinem
The Guardian [February 24, 2012]
"The Silencing Crime: Sexual Violence and Journalists"
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) [June 7, 2011]
"Reckoning with a Genocide in Guatemala"
The Atlantic [February 10, 2012]
"One Victim's battle to End Sexual Violence Against Journalists"
The Atlantic [November 4, 2012]
"On the Media" radio segment
NPR - WNYC [June 2, 2012]
"Launch of UK initiative to stop rape in conflict, Syria"
BBC World Service (radio) [May 29, 2012]
"Sexual violence against journalists"
NPR- WHYY [June 20, 2011]
"Female journalists under attack"
CNN International [June 8, 2011]
"Rape, assault are weapons of war in Syria - rights group"
Reuters [July 11, 2012]
"Is the Syrians Regime Using Rape as a Tactic of War?"
Time Magazine [July 12, 2012]