Security and Governance, U.S. Foreign Assistance

Women and War: The Need for Comprehensive Post-Rape Care

“It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.”  ~ Major-General Patrick Cammaert, former commander of United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping forces in the eastern Congo During the past two decades, the world has … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

Rise in Maternal Mortality in the DRC Highlights the Changing Nature of Conflict

The Second Congo War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially ended in 2003. Yet even more women are dying from complications of pregnancy and childbirth now than they were then. New survey results reveal maternal mortality in the … Continue Reading

Security and Governance

It’s On Us—All of Us—To End Gender Violence

A few weeks ago, the White House joined others in launching the “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses. The star-studded 30-second video urges everyone to stand up against sexual violence and culminates with President Obama … Continue Reading

Stuff of Nightmares? They’re Not Kidding.

The above video is officially titled, “Don’t believe the thumbnail, this video is the stuff of nightmares.” And man, they are not kidding. The video launched this week in conjunction with the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Featured, Maternal Health

Remembering Rwanda How 20 Years has Changed the Conversation About Sexual Violence in Conflict

Twenty years ago today, violence erupted in the Rwandan capital of Kigali—the start of one of the most massive, brutal genocides in recent history. The violence was sparked by the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose plane had been shot … Continue Reading

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Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re all aware today is a day for giving thanks, and tomorrow and Monday are days for getting deals. But did you know that Tuesday is a day for giving back? Well, you do now. Next Tuesday, Dec. … Continue Reading