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November 5, 2010

Resolution 1325 is a Starting Point

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, mandated women’s participation in peace processes and sought to better protect women from sexual and gender-based violence. Eleven years on, two women’s rights activists argue how effective — if at all — the resolution has proven to be.

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November 5, 2010

Resolution 1325 has Failed Women

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, mandated women’s participation in peace processes and sought to better protect women from sexual and gender-based violence. Eleven years on, two women’s rights activists argue how effective — if at all — the resolution has proven to be.

October 29, 2010

A Brief History of International Law

From the Geneva Conventions to the passage of United Nations Resolution 1325, women’s rights under international law have emerged as a major policy priority.

October 15, 2010

Afghan Midwife Programs Aim to Curb Infant Mortality

Photographer Kate Holt documents the Afghan midwifery programs that aim to combat the country’s infant mortality rate, the world’s highest. Young Afghan women are trained as midwives and then sent back to their communities to work.

October 7, 2010

The World’s Most Famous Female Hostage

Ingrid Betancourt aspired to become Colombia’s first female president; instead, she became the world’s most famous female hostage. Here, she talks to Women, War & Peace about the many roles women play in Colombia’s long-running internal conflict.

September 29, 2010

The Next Generation of Threat in Colombia

While many have hailed President Alvaro Uribe’s efforts to end violence in Colombia as a success, a new breed of paramilitary groups is terrorizing Afro-Colombian minorities and indigenous groups.

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September 10, 2010

Vanished From Justice: Colombia’s Paramilitary Leaders

Oriana Zill de Granados joined forces with ProPublica reporter Chisun Lee to expose the high degree of secrecy surrounding the U.S. federal drug cases against Colombia’s paramilitary leaders.

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September 10, 2010

Colombian Victims of Paramilitary Violence Plead for Access to U.S. Justice System

Producers Jennifer Janisch and Oriana Zill de Granados, who are working on our Colombia episode, write about their investigation into U.S. drug cases against the leaders of Colombia’s paramilitary organization. Many of the court documents for these cases are secret, frustrating victims in Colombia who want to know the truth about their loved ones’ disappearances.

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August 27, 2010

Bosnia Field Report: Seeking Justice at The Hague

Associate Producer Jessie Beauchaine writes from The Hague as our team visits the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

August 18, 2010

Afghanistan Field Report: A Lesson in Afghan Logistics

Women, War & Peace producers jump through logistical hoops — dying phones, missing passes and broken connections — when they discover that the women featured in our Afghan episode aren’t going to be able to make it to an invitation-only breakfast with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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