Sexual violence by UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic

The head of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR), Babacar Gaye, is launching an investigation into allegations that a French member of the UN peacekeeping force sexually assaulted an underage girl.

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Call for justice for Colombian conflict sexual violence survivors

Cross-post from the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights & IntlLawGrrls:

Sexual and gender-based violence in the Colombian conflict should not get a raw deal before the International Criminal Court

By Anna v. Gall

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Feminist justice at the Women’s Court in former Yugoslavia

Women activists from countries of the former Yugoslavia—including activists from Campaign Steering Committee member, Women's Network Croatia—held a Women’s Court from May 7 – 10. Survivors of violence and sexual violence spoke out about their experiences. The women also advocated for judicial reform to protect survivors and strengthened feminist networks in the region. The tribunal focused on war crimes committed against women during violent conflict in the region in the 1990s. Survivors also spoke out about violence they have experienced in the years following the wars. 

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Defending Women Human Rights Defenders!

This week, Campaign member Nobel Women's Initiative hosted its 5th international conference, Defending the Defenders! Building Global Support for Women Human Rights Defenders in the Netherlands.

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BRIEFING PAPER: Women of Congo Speak Out

Key findings and recommendations from our Women of Congo Speak Out delegation in 2014 have been compiled into a briefing document. View it online here, or download a PDF below. 

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Colombian activist faces death threat

Mayerlis-Angarita-UN-Women-Soraya-Hoyos.jpgCriminal group Los Costeños Auc sent a death threat to Mayerlis Angarita, a leader for victims of violence in Colombia, after she spoke out during our delegation to Colombia last month.

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#IWD2015: Celebrate Congolese Women Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict!

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We are celebrating International Women's Day 2015 with the global online launch of our multi-media exhibit, "Beauty in the Middle: Women of Congo Speak Out," which we created in partnership with Campaign member Nobel Women's Initiative.

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Wrap-Up: #SurvivorsUnited in Colombia

colombia-delegation-avatar.jpgThe #SurvivorsUnited delegation has returned home after a powerful week in Colombia to share the needs and demands of sexual violence survivors. Nobel Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi and Survivors United for Action members Jineth Bedoya Lima and Hania Moheeb traveled to Cartagena and Bogota to hear first-hand the experiences of sexual violence survivors in the country— and witness Campaign members’ innovative strategies to advocate for justice.  

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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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Announcing our #SurvivorsUnited Delegation to Colombia!

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We are excited to invite you to join us online from February 1 - 5 as the Campaign—led by Nobel Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi and including Survivors United for Action members Jineth Bedoya Lima and Hania Moheeb—travels to Colombia! 

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