How we separate ‘us’ from the victims of violence

We separate us from them, in different ways. Whether we render it an ethnic thing, a cultural thing, a gang thing, a mob thing, a poverty thing, a feral thing, an inhuman thing the constant is that there is always a victim of violence and there were always people who knew.

Australia and the United States partnership to address violence against women globally

Violence devastates the lives of millions of women and girls globally. It knows no socio-economic or educational boundaries. It is not particular to any society or culture. Globally, around 30 per cent of women and girls experience physical, psychological or sexual violence during their lifetime. Tragically, the incidence of violence is much higher in situations of armed conflict. This is simply unacceptable. Violence against women is a universal problem that must be universally condemned and addressed.

IWTC BLOG TRACKS STRATEGY SESSION ON USING UNSCR 1820 TO COMBAT SEXUAL VIOLENCE SEPT 21-25, 2009

The International Women's Tribune Centre is hosting a blog to track the currents and conversations between participants at a strategy session where women from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burma, Nepal, the Netherlands and Canada will come together to share experiences on their work with implementing international policies like Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 in conflict-affected countries, and begin a strategic and practical 'grounding' in their work with SCR 1820.