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.
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 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 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.
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.
Is the Trump Administration’s official position that women and girls who have suffered sexual violence do not deserve medical help?
Uncoordinated and overzealous documentation of the horrific violence Rohingya women have suffered harms both accountability efforts and the well-being of survivors.
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.
Razia Sultana made history Monday as the first Rohingya to ever brief the United Nations Security Council, speaking on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at its Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
We’ve seen groundbreaking shifts in the treatment of conflict-related sexual violence by the UN Security Council in recent years. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go.