2020 is (finally) in our rearview mirror. As we prepare resolutions for the New Year, we might be reflecting on the “unprecedented times'' of the year past. Dominating the landscape of 2020 chaos was, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus devastated economies at all levels, impacting individual family decisions as well as national policy, … Continue reading Can War Language Rhetoric During COVID-19 Help Elevate Women?
It has been two decades since the Peruvian Civil War ended, and yet the violence of the conflict has extended far into the post-conflict period. Namely, rape and sexual violence, which were widespread during the conflict, continue to be perpetrated. Despite post-war policies designed by the Peruvian government to stop violence against women, many women … Continue reading Explaining Wartime Rape
Article from a Guest Contributor The original post, written in Spanish, can be found here: https://womanstatslatina.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/informando-con-perspectiva-de-genero/ This English translation was graciously provided by the original author's WomanStats associate, JSMV. Thinking about the role that women have played around international issues requires a deeper analysis of everyday dynamics and the discourses implemented by international entities. Such … Continue reading Women in the International Field
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
Men who have died for the service of their country are usually the first to come to mind when people think of victims of war. The effects of war and conflict on women are an afterthought. Women and girls left behind become the refugees of another nation – if not multiple nations. These women, girls, … Continue reading Refugee Survivors
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
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
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