Tag: United Nations

July 20, 2011

Famine Declared in Somalia

The United Nations officially declared today that two regions in southern Somalia are suffering from a famine, a word the U.N. does not use lightly.

July 14, 2011

The U.N.’s 193rd Member

A look at what independence means to South Sudan’s women

June 14, 2011

Fighting Sexual Violence in Congo’s Refugee Camps

Images from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations are struggling to fight sexual violence.

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.

January 21, 2009


ABOUT THE ISSUE Women have become primary targets in today‚Äôs armed conflicts and are suffering unprecedented casualties. Simultaneously, they are emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. Yet the […]