February 13, 2012
 
Women Under Siege
Intlawgrrls
 
A short note to publicize the launch of a new website entitled Women Under Siege.  
 
This is a project of the not-for-profit Women’s Media Center.  Its intent is to 
document how rape and other forms of sexualized violence have been used as tools in genocide and conflict throughout the 20th century and into the 21st.
In addition to this documentation, the project also aims to develop and disseminate
 
an action plan to push for the creation of legal, diplomatic, and public interventions to ensure the United Nations, international tribunals, and other agencies with power ... understand the gender-based threats as a tool of genocide and ... design protocols to intervene and halt gender-based genocide.
 
It includes a blog with entries like:
Can we end rape as tool of war? By Gloria Steinem and Lauren Wolfe
What it's like to cover 'unbearable' stories of rape in Congo By Lynsey Addario
 
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