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Rape as a tool of war is uncomfortable subject matter. Not only are the stories of women in conflict unpalatable to watch on screen but they run the risk of resurrecting dormant trauma for the victims. Angelina Jolie's directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the stories of women in the breakup of Yugoslavia, particularly Muslim women forced into rape camps and the Sarajevo siege.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- A U.N. official said Friday that a better job needs to be done in prosecuting rape cases that occurred during the Bosnian war nearly two decades ago, and in other armed conflicts worldwide.
Fighting to make Bosnia-Herzegovina's constitution acknowledge women
For several years, Bosnia and Herzegovina's constitution has been under political discussions for reform. Now, for the first time, women's organisations from both of the country's entities, have joined forces to make sure that gender equality isn't forgotten this time around.
'Do you want coffee? Baileys? Coffee and Baileys?' Kathryn Bolkovac pours a dash of liqueur into a black onyx mug. 'That's what I'm having.'
Breaking News from the Peace Table in Havana
November 6, 2013
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As awareness of Security Council Resolution 1325 increases, we have observed a tendency to refer to the resolution and its implementation in general terms and as an easy panacea for the issues around women and armed conflict. This is not always accompanied by a consideration of exactly what is meant by implementation in concrete terms.
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
1. CELEBRATING THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
2010 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.10 points on 10 years UNSCR 1325 in Europe
CSO Position Paper on Europe-wide Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325