Violence Against Women, Global

Day of Action: End Rape in War!

Today is the culmination of the Nobel Women's Inititative's conference to end sexual violence in conflict.  And how appropriate--they are ending it with a day of action!  Love it.  Here is their call to action:

Did you know that up 500,000 women were raped during the Rwandan genocide?
Did you know that over 64,000 women were raped in Sierra Leone?
Did you know that over 40,000 women were raped in Bosnia-Herzegovina?
Did you know that thousands of women are raped every day in Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo?

Enough is enough.
Thursday is our international day of action against sexual violence in conflict.

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Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Conference on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Today marks the beginning of the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Conference on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict. This three-day conference gathers over 100 women—including Nobel Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire—to discuss how to end sexual violence in conflict. According to this article on the conference’s approach,

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Anti Violence Against Women Plan of Action

Violence against women and girls is one of the most intractable and complex issues on the global policy agenda that will affect one out of three women during her lifetime. According to the United Nations, this phenomenon is a major obstacle to achieving equality, development, and peace. To build a collective response, the National Council for Research on Women, in partnership with the US National Committee for UN Women (previously, UNIFEM USNC), gathered experts at Hunter College in New York for a joint conference (June 11-12, 2010).


New Pathways to Justice: An International Conference to Stop Violence Against Women in Central America


The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Lehman College, City University of New York, cordially invites you to a conference that will offer participants new ways of understanding contemporary violence in Central America and identify ways to stop violence against women, as well as enhance women's participation in the strengthening rule of law, access to justice and the consolidation of democracy. The workshop will focus on the ways Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Costa Rican legal practitioners, rights advocates and victims can support one another and advance regional development of rule of law through collaborative advocacy, coalition building and the strengthening of juridical institutions.

Public Conference:
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 9:30 am- 5:45 pm
Location: East Dining Hall, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Reception following, 6:00pm- 7:30pm, at the Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College

Shyama Venkateswar: status report on women and economic security (94.9 FM Hudson Valley)

March is International Women’s Month! Our special guest for the March 22nd broadcast is Shyama Venkateswar, Director of Research and Programs for the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW).   We’ll discuss the work of NCRW and the perils women around the world are facing.  Economic struggles, education and health care are topics we will explore as we seek answers on how to improve the lives of women and girls. Tuesday, March 22th at 9 PM Eastern, 6pm Pacific to, 94.9 FM Hudson Valley, NY to listen to Shyama Venkateswar of NCRW.  We will also broadcast special selections of international music from women recording artists around the world.
Visit host Lyn Twyman’s site at

About Shyama Venkateswar and NCRW

Screening of REDLIGHT


For this year's International Women's Day, New York University's Wagner Women's Caucus (WWC) is pleased to present a Special Screening of the Documentary REDLIGHT. This important documentary looks at the issue of child trafficking and sex trafficking in Cambodia (a full summary follows below).

After the screening there will be a special Q&A with the Filmmaker and Founder of RedLight Children, Guy Jacobson, and Co-Founder and President of the Nomi Network, Diana Mao.

Co-Sponsors for the event are APASA, SCJR, WISS, Humanus Group, IPSA, WPA, The Nomi Network, and RedLight Children.
Location: Rudin Family Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Floor New York, NY 10012 (The Puck Building)
Date: Tuesday, March 8th, 3:00-6:00 PM

Summary of the Film:

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