Campaigners Demand Women’s Inclusion in Colombia Peace Process

After a week-long delegation to Colombia to meet with survivors of sexual violence, Nobel Laureate and Co-Chair of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, Jody Williams; Survivor’s United for Action member Jineth Bedoya Lima; and Director of the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines, Álvaro Jiménez Millán, wrote an open letter to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) calling for them to ensure women’s participation in the country’s peace process.

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International Campaign Warns: No Women, No Peace in Iraq

(Ottawa—October 27, 2014). As world powers deploy military missions to fight ISIL*, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict is urging them to prioritize ending widespread sexual violence by ISIL and other militant groups in Iraq. The Campaign also warns that without the inclusion of Iraqi women in diplomatic efforts to establish peace, violence will worsen.

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Nobel peace laureates in Delhi: end violence against women

(Delhi—September 29, 2014) Nobel peace laureates Jody Williams (USA) and Shirin Ebadi (Iran) are in India with the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict to stand in solidarity with women’s rights organization Breakthrough and other activists at a seminal moment in India’s women’s movement and to call for an end to violence against women.

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Global Summit falls short on concrete commitments to end sexual violence

(London)—June 13, 2014. Members of The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict today expressed their disappointment that the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence, hosted by the UK government, ended with few tangible results that will make an immediate impact on the ground.

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Leymah Gbowee: The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence will only lead to real change if governments start to do things differently

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence will only lead to real change if governments start to do things differently.

This was the main message from Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee who addressed the summit during the main plenary this morning.

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World’s first-ever global network of sexual violence survivors launches today at Global Summit

(London)—June 12, 2014. The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict today launched the world’s first-ever global network of sexual violence survivors focused on rape and gender violence in conflict.

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Campaign to Stop Rape Launches Photo Exhibit at Global Summit

(London)—June 11, 2014. The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict today launched the multimedia exhibit Beauty in the Middle: Women of Speak Out at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.  A few hours before the launch, British Foreign Affairs Minister William Hague and actress Angelina Jolie—who together are co-hosting the summit—visited the exhibit and spoke to some of the Congolese women featured in the photos.

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The Campaign Delegation to Global Summit!

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International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict Delegation of Nobel peace laureates, survivors and grassroots activists to Global Summit to End Sexual Violence!

(June 2, 2014—London).  Five Nobel peace laureates will be leading a delegation of almost 90 activists – including sexual violence survivors, grassroots women's leaders from conflict countries and actor Danai Gurira ("Walking Dead")—attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in London from June 10-13.

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Campaign Echoes Calls of South Sudanese Women Activists for Peace

During a regional meeting of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict last week in Nairobi, campaigners called on the international community to take urgent action and end the violence in South Sudan. The statement issued from the meeting supports the calls of the grassroots women's activists in South Sudan who are continuing to struggle for meaningful participation at peace talks and ensure humanitarian access to the region.

 

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Rape, sexual slavery and flogging: a crisis situation for women in Sudan

New report says local women’s organizations urgently need help

(Ottawa—6 December 2013)

The women of Sudan are facing a crisis of sexual violence with no end in sight.  This is the finding of a new report released today by The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict that documents the pervasiveness of sexual violence against women throughout the country and also highlights the important work being done by survivors and activists to combat the crisis. 

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