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NCRW Resources

  • US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Violence Against Women Act
    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the most comprehensive federal legislation ever enacted to...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: The International Violence Against Women Act
    I-VAWA would apply the force of U.S. diplomacy and provide $1 billion over five years to institute...


  • September 30, 2010

    WeNews: The U.N.'s special representative on sexual violence in conflict is currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to identify perpetrators who raped hundreds of women two months ago. At the same time, a women's activist from the DRC...

  • September 25, 2010

    Los Angeles Times: Despite social taboos and other hurdles, a group of twenty nine women become the first to graduate from an officer-candidate program mentored by U.S. troops. Officials hope to eventually go from a few hundred women to 30,000...

  • September 8, 2010

    Colorlines:  Advocates for harsher immigration laws are now deciding that they know best when it comes to raising the children of undocument immigrants.  They are pressuring states to ramp up efforts to remove the children of undocumented...

  • September 8, 2010

    CNN: Rape has become the weapon of choice in the war-torn Congo, with more than 500 rapes committed by rebels since late July. Women are constantly attacked and do not feel safe while working, in the home or with their families. While the United...

  • September 7, 2010

    CNN: Laws in Saudia Arabia restrict every aspect of women's basic rights, stating that women must have permission from their male guardians in order to, among other things, study, travel and work.  Women's advocates vocally oppose the laws which...

Member Organizations

Blog Posts

At a time when twelve states have legalized same-sex marriage, it appears that LGBTQ rights are moving in a positive direction, even politically.  Republican politicians are becoming more vocal...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 2:00pm
By Natasha Cline-Thomas*Each year, NCRW hosts an expert roundtable on the afternoon of its Awards Dinner. This year’s program Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading was enlightening. It...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 4:02pm
By Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D.*The National Council for Research on Women participates in the US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security. We are currently disseminating a statement...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 3:36pm
Margot Baruch, an NCRW AMEX Fellow, recently posted a blog analyzing the newly established UN Women program. She writes that in order “for UN Women to be effective, it needs to incorporate a...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 12:02pm
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon In 2005 I traveled to Afghanistan to write a newspaper story about women entrepreneurs, women who turned to business to create jobs and hope for their families. I wanted to...
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 4:12pm

Reports & Publications

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