Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, more than 3.5 million Ukrainian refugees have entered Poland. Coupled with the strict abortion laws in Poland and the overall circumstances surrounding the refugee crisis, hundreds of women and other pregnant individuals are now forced to carry their pregnancies to term.
Tag: Rape in Conflict
Amid the Russian Invasion, Ukraine Stands up for Gender Equality
In the midst of a bloody war with an invading Russian military, the Ukrainian government took the time to ratify an international treaty to protect women and girls from violence. What does this historic act mean for the future of the Istanbul Convention?
Survivors of Rape in War Shouldn’t Be Denied the Care They Need
The recent fight by U.S. officials to water down a UN resolution on conflict-related sexual violence was both an insult and an injury to survivors of rape in war.
Ending Impunity for Gender-Based Violence in Genocide
Centering gender in the pursuit of justice for the Rohingya sends a strong message that the days of impunity for sexual violence are numbered.
Ending Sexual Violence Should Be a Global Priority
The work to change our responses to sexual violence—in conflict and at home—is the work that many of us have dedicated our lives to, and you can be sure that we will press on. I wish I could say the same for our country.
The UN Just Watered-Down Women’s Rights Worldwide—and the U.S. Insisted on It
The latest battle over words at the UN drew global attention to the Trump administration’s attempts to wrestle full control over women’s bodies and minds—in the U.S. and across the world.
No Compromises on Women’s Rights
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.
Women’s Bodies Shouldn’t Be Battlefields
Is the Trump Administration’s official position that women and girls who have suffered sexual violence do not deserve medical help?
When Reporting on Rape Stands in the Way of Justice
Uncoordinated and overzealous documentation of the horrific violence Rohingya women have suffered harms both accountability efforts and the well-being of survivors.
What Nadia Murad’s Nobel Peace Prize Means for War-Time Rape Survivors Around the World
Amal Clooney has remarked that Nadia Murad defied the labels life gave her—orphan, rape victim, refugee, slave—and instead created new ones—among them survivor, leader, advocate and author. Now, she has garnered one more: Nobel Peace Prize Winner.