Women
South Sudan’s War on Women

South Sudan’s War on Women

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  When government forces launched their attack on the village of Bauw in South Sudan’s Unity state in early summer, Nyaduri and several other women fled into the bush. Their hiding place...

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Women Leading Relief Efforts in Nepal

Women Leading Relief Efforts in Nepal

As the death toll continues to climb in Nepal following its 7.8-magnitude earthquake, women on the ground are fearlessly leading rescue efforts in the face of the devastation. “We are counting deaths,” said Renu Adhikari. The government figure has already topped...

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Sexual Terror and Impunity in Somalia

Sexual Terror and Impunity in Somalia

Two summers ago, a Somali mother publicly recounted a harrowing experience of sexual abuse and humiliation at the hands of African Union troops in Mogadishu. Somali troops, she said, had violently kidnapped her, ostensibly to investigate whether she had ties to the...

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Women Up in Arms

Women Up in Arms

Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan, where the respective Zapatista and Kurdish resistance movements create new gender relations as a primary part of their struggle and process for building a better...

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Nigerian Women in the Crosshairs

Nigerian Women in the Crosshairs

The Nigerian authorities recently postponed elections that had been scheduled for February, ostensibly to give them more time to fight Boko Haram, the militant Islamic extremist group with ties to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda. The delay heightens the already intense...

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How to Get Serious About Ending the ISIS War

How to Get Serious About Ending the ISIS War

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  The expanding U.S.-led war on the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, has largely fallen off the radar of U.S. social movements. Many (but not all) who were active in anti-war organizing...

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