Most Prevalent Issue of 2016: ISIS

In 2014, after ISIS fighters invaded the Nineveh province in Iraq and kidnapped thousands of Yezidis, these ISIS fighters sexually tortured the Yezidi women and girls (2). ISIS fighters raped the captives repeatedly, justifying their actions it by saying that Islam allows sex with slaves or women who don’t subscribe to ISIS’s idea of Islam … Continue reading Most Prevalent Issue of 2016: ISIS

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Leading to Beijing +20: 12 Critical Areas of Concern — by RDM

The Beijing+20 platform for action has 12 critical areas of concern: women and the environment, women in power and decision-making, the girl child, women and the economy, women and poverty, violence against women, human rights of women, education and training of women, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, women and health, women and the … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: 12 Critical Areas of Concern — by RDM

Leading to Beijing +20: Female Genital Mutilation — by VLF

The WomanStats team is busy with preparations for the Beijing +20 conference that will be held in New York City next March. As always, we are dedicated to helping policy-makers access the data they need to make informed decisions about women's security. You can bet that we will be at the Beijing +20 conference, doing everything in … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Female Genital Mutilation — by VLF

Leading to Beijing +20: Rape as a Weapon of War

A WomanStats coder will read any number of appalling human rights violations in a day’s work. In the past, I have researched and written a lot about domestic violence, human trafficking, and the physical safety of women in refugee camps. However, as the world turns its attention more and more towards Syria and Iraq, the … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: Rape as a Weapon of War