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Rape in Conflict

Kyrgyzstan: First We Cry Together

In the aftermath of violence in Kyrgyzstan, women are jump starting peace talks across ethnic lines—and taking the security of their country in their own hands. Read More »

"The first time we speak out to take away the anger. The second time we look to the causes of violence. And maybe the third time we have a conversation."

Commentary:
GLOBAL: End Sexual Violence in War Zones by Akshaya Kumar, The Daily Beast, October 17, 2013

Voices of Our Future

DR CONGO: Fighting Evil from Inside Hell

In one of the world’s worst regions to be a woman, radio personality Chouchou Namegabe is inspiring a revolution of strength and healing. She speaks with local World Pulse correspondent BlueSky on what it will take for women to break the silence on Congo's rape epidemic. Read More »

“I remember when we didn’t have a word for rape in Swahili.”

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When men get raped

On 11 0ctober the headlines in most Zimbabwean newspapers were blazing with the title "Dozens storm female 'rapists' police station." These headlines followed the arrest of three women suspected of ra … Read More»

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Trying times ahead

The passion that drives my vision is like fire in my belly. … Read More»

RWANDA: Defying History

It’s been 17 years since more than 500,000 Rwandans were killed in the horrific genocide of 1994. Today, this tiny East African nation has become a poster child for women’s rights. How have they done it? And what more needs to be done? Read More »

"We have become leaders."

Assumpta Umurungi | AVEGA

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Kano Rape Case: 16-Year Raped in deserted Offices

Two of the three dismissed policemen standing trial on a 13-count charge for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl last year, used abandoned offices belonging to a telecommunications company and a polit … Read More»

Community Voices

SOMALIA: A World Free of Violence

For Ruun Abdi of Somalia, IVAWA means a world where the women of her community are free from the every day threat of violence. Read More »

"The women of the world know that you have the power and capability to help women and girls across nations."

Ruun Abdi

Community Voices

My Hope for Afghan Women

Parwana Fayyaz urges President Obama and the US Senate to pass the International Violence Against Women Act, and shares her vision for a new Afghanistan—where women are empowered and free from violence. Read More »

"Although we are sometimes invisible, women too are traveling in this broken ship, and we are part of this land."

Parwana Fayyaz

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The myriad challenges of Zimbabwe’s response to rape

Imagine spending a weekend in a hospital casualty department just after enduring a brutal rape - traumatised and inconsolable, you are unable - for two whole days - to wash away the mess of blood, tis … Read More»

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