Centering gender in the pursuit of justice for the Rohingya sends a strong message that the days of impunity for sexual violence are numbered.
The Trump administration needs to be held accountable for the atrocities happening at the border, in the same way that all nations must be accountable for crimes against humanity.
In this fight, women everywhere lose. But those unable to access the health care they need—including safe abortion services—are paying the highest price.
Abortion bans violate women’s fundamental human rights—including the right to life, the right to be free from torture and the right to non-discriminatory health care. The latest wave of bans in the U.S. are no exception.
The UN Security Council just adopted its 9th resolution on Women, Peace, and Security. The resolution was intended to address the needs of victims of sexual violence in conflict—but thanks to the Trump administration, the ideology of few were put above the lives of thousands of women and girls.
Uncoordinated and overzealous documentation of the horrific violence Rohingya women have suffered harms both accountability efforts and the well-being of survivors.
I first met Fatima and her four young children at a coffee shop in downtown Amman in the summer of 2014. With tears in her eyes and her youngest son asleep in her arms, she recounted the details of her harrowing escape from Syria’s southwestern Daraa province and her experience crossing the border into Jordan.
New lawmakers in Congress were eager to challenge Trump’s Global Gag Rule—but Presidential memoranda are not the only barriers to bringing U.S. foreign assistance policy in line with international human rights and humanitarian law.