Tag: WWP

July 29, 2011

Iman al-Obeidi Reaches U.S.

After stops in Tunisia, Qatar and Romania, the alleged Libyan rape victim has found a new home.

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 18, 2011

Born in a War Zone

In countries at war, pregnant woman are among the most vulnerable

June 15, 2011

Bosnia Field Report: Foca, Once the Country’s Black Hole

Bosnia’s Foca river valley was the site of some of the worst atrocities in the mid-1990s, when Bosnian Serbs executed and imprisoned Muslim and Croat civilians. Women, War & Peace visits the region 15 years on to interview Muslims who are finally returning to the area, as well as community leaders working to rebuild despite on-going ethnic tensions.

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.

February 7, 2011

A Woman’s Touch to Solving Conflict

Annabelle Abaya, who has served as the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in the Philippines and founded The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation, describes her approach to the peace process, explaining why women make good mediators.

January 31, 2011

When Half the Country is Off Limits

Before the Marines deployed all-female units, known as Female Engagement Teams, reaching the hearts and minds of half Afghanistan’s population — Afghan women — was nearly impossible.

January 25, 2011

Recruiting Combatants in Africa’s Fight for Peace

Through the African Union’s Peace and Security Department, activist Stella Sabiiti works with rebels who inflict violence on civilians in conflict zones like Darfur and Somalia. Sabiiti tells us how her own experience as a victim of torture in Uganda has been vital to her understanding of the minds of perpetrators.

January 24, 2011

Interactive Map: Understanding the Dayton Accords

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs have largely migrated to different regions in the country along ethnic lines. Our interactive map illustrates this persistent tension by showing the shifting ethnic distributions within Bosnia and Herzegovina before, during and after the Dayton Accords.

January 12, 2011

Who Are the Women Who Take Up Arms?

Why would a woman join an armed group? Tufts Professor Dyan Mazurana talks to us about how a cycle of violence is much more to blame for women’s participation in terrorist groups than poverty or ideology.