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.
The News Library and Events Calendar can be navigated by themes, country/region, date and/or keyword. Within the News Library and Events Calendar sections, there is the option to submit your own news items and upcoming events. Please remember that news and events must be relevant to women, peace and security.
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.
May 16, 2013
LIBERIA: ERU Officers Gang Rape Woman
Three officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police have reportedly ganged raped a 23-year-old woman in Yekepa, Nimba County.
May 14, 2013
ECUADOR: Young Men Break with Machista Stereotypes in Ecuador
At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality. He is a member of Cascos Rosa, a young people's initiative working for cultural change against machismo and violence against women in Ecuador.