Women Beyond War: ‘We want peace. We’re tired of war’
In this interview, Julienne Lusenge of Solidarité Feminine Pour la Paix et le Développement Intégral (SOFEPADI) spoke to Jennifer Allsopp about her work as a women's human rights defender and the prospects for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Women Beyond War: Patriarchy and Militarism in Egypt
The lack of institutional concern for epidemic levels of sexual harassment and assault in Egypt is part of the larger neglect of the issue of gender equality by the post-revolutionary powers. Journalist and activist Hania Moheeb spoke out at the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference in Belfast.
Women Beyond War: Sexual Violence, Access to Justice, and Human Rights
The patriarchal framework of justice, which reflects gendered stereotypes, cultural and traditional prejudice, has to change. Madeleine Rees of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom analyzes how this can be done.
Op-Ed: To Stop Sexual Violence, it’s Time to Look in the Mirror
Nobel Laureate and Campaign Co-Chair Leymah Gbowee published a piece with the Thomson Reuters Foundation with Advisory Committee Member and Sonke Gender Justice Executive Director Dean Peacock. They applaud the South African government’s decision to prosecute rapes from the 2008 Zimbabwean election as a major step in ending impunity for sexual violence. At the same time, they call on South Africa – and all other African nations – to open their eyes to the abuses occurring within their own borders.
World Pulse: The Viral Rage against Rape
“Women are beginning to use the web to curb the epidemic of sexual violence – and to defy simplistic hype,” says Jensine Larsen, Founder and CEO of World Pulse. She describes how women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, such as activist Nemma Namadamu, are using online tools available to them to share their stories and challenge stereotypes about women’s roles in conflict and peacebuilding.
Activists on the Rios Montt Trial in Guatemala
At the trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt for crimes against the Ixil people, human rights activists and court witnesses alike faced a range of challenges and threats, both to their work and to their personal safety.