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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Women Not Safe in Politics Too, India
Political power has not insulated women from facing gender-based violence. A recent report by the United Nations (UN) has found that verbal-sexual abuse and character assassination of women are rampant in South Asia politics. Worse, Karnataka is one...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Women And Conflict In Afghanistan
Women are increasingly exposed to violence and exclusion from the public sphere as Afghanistan nears the 2014 security transition and conservative forces gain momentum. In its latest report, Women and Conflict in Afghanistan, the International...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Women's Safety A Concern For Zimbabwe Elections
 I moved away from Zimbabwe almost 15 years ago. In the early years I inhaled all the news I could; watching in shock as my home country descended into crisis. Each visit home and conversations with friends and family became about what used to be,...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Women’s Security in the Middle East and North Africa
What are the challenges to women’s security in the MENA region? Responses catalog a host of concerns: eroding legal rights for women, economic vulnerability, rises in trafficking, and prostitution out of desperation. They also speak to a worrisome...