Protests in Lebanon over Nursa Front Killing
The killing by Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-linked Sunni armed group, of a Lebanese security officer has prompted protests by his family members and supporters in eastern Lebanon.
Lebanon formally arrests detained wife of IS chief
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese judicial officials said Tuesday that authorities have issued a formal arrest warrant for a wife of the Islamic State group leader and referred the detained woman to military prosecutors.
Landmark Study Reveals US Not doing Enough For Women Veterans
"Today, one of every five new military recruits in the United States is a woman." More than 280,000 women served in the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 2.5 million veterans are women.
US Military Has 1,000 Full-time and 22,000 Part-time Sexual Assualt Response Coordinators
Three American Teens, Recruited Online Are Caught Trying to Join the Islamic State
More Powerful Than ISIS
This paradox is familiar to many women's rights activists out there. In this vital work to combat violations of women's human rights, the best news can be no news. A community that reported no women dying in childbirth in the past year. A girl who grows up into womanhood facing no barriers to her education and no violence.
These are the atrocities that grab headlines. But behind these headlines are the stories of things that did not happen, of women who escaped the threat of rape and found refuge beyond ISIS' grasp. Despite the odds, grassroots women's rights activists in Iraq and Syria are risking their safety and their lives to do what others have dismissed as impossible: to prevent rape as a weapon of war. These are the glimmers of hope that must light our way.