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Legal Tools for the Establishment of Gender Equality through International Law

The Global Justice Center has put together a manual (see attachment below) to help you use international law to advance rights. … Read More»

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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

Visionary Leaders

Choose Peace—End the Siege on Gaza

With peace talks beginning between Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, the world is looking for signs of hope in the Middle East. From a ship in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Mairead Maguire stresses the role for nonviolent activism. Read More »

"Just as it brought peace to Northern Ireland, nonviolent resistance will bring peace to this war torn region."

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Indicting Iran

I have been following Iranian human rights violations since August 2005, when I picked up my city newspaper and was confronted by an article detailing the graphic executions of two young Iranian boys, … Read More»

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Burundians Say Peace Must Include Tough Rape Laws

Burundians Say Peace Must Include Tough Rape Laws By Anna S. Sussman - WeNews correspondent BUJUMBURA, Burundi (WOMENSENEWS)--At a small rape clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Bujumbura, the capital of the small East African nation of Burundi, young rape victims line up for antiretroviral medication to treat HIV. Although the war has ended, the rape crisis continues. Luk Van Baeren, a field officer at the clinic, says it sees about 10 victims of sexual violence each day, and says he thinks that's only the tip of the iceberg. … Read More»

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