News & Events
In this section, the PeaceWomen Project aims to highlight news and events related to women, peace and security taking place on a local, national, regional and international levels.
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May 19, 2013
AFGHANISTAN: Anger as Afghan MPs Halt Women's Bill Debate
Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to a law protecting women against violence.
May 18, 2013
SYRIA: Fighting Sin With Sin, the Twisted Morals of Rapists in the Syrian Conflict
“Wahhabist fighters have called the rape as ‘Jihad al-Nikah,' assuming women and girl as war prisoners, and raping them as permissible,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said, in the first official recognition of the phenomenon in Syria.
May 17, 2013
SOMALIA: Inside the Rape Crisis Center Thats Helping Somalia's Women
In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling. Ranging in age from 6 to 11, these girls all have one thing in common: They have either been raped or suffered through the rape of a loved one.