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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...


  • July 13, 2010

    CNN: Because of the high rates of femicide in their home counties, Guatemalean women may be able to seek asylum in the United States.  The women face an uphill battle and will have to prove that their lives are in danger, that the systematic...

  • July 6, 2010

    WeNews:  Central American women who pass through Mexico on the way to the United States are often subjected to sexual assault and other forms of violence.  Although Mexico offers access to humanitarian visas for migrant victims of violence,...

  • June 26, 2010

    Los Angeles Times: A new study posits the plight faced by widows as a human rights issue, many of whom suffer discrimination and abuse,and are trapped in poverty.   The report found at least 245 million widows worldwide, almost half living...

  • June 21, 2010

    NPR: "In Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai wants to talk with Taliban fighters who choose to denounce violence as way to end the eight-year war in his country. But Afghan women activists say engaging the Taliban would be a setback for women's...

  • June 15, 2010

    UNIFEM: Pakistani women met with the UN Secretary-General for Assistance to Pakistan to convey key messages that included equal represenation in peace negotiations, a policy of zero tolerance to sexual and gender-based violence and that women’...

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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