Women and War

Dr. Qanta Ahmed: ISIS Rape Culture Is Calculated Domination

In a CNN interview, Ahmed says, “Islamism is totalitarianism. Sometimes that’s hard to understand. Totalitarianism means absolute domination of the self. These Islamists are dominating to extinction girls and women.” See more. 

Mothers of ISIS

Their children abandoned them to join the worst terror organization on earth. Now all they have is each other. Read more. 

Thousands of women and girls held in rape camps in South Sudan

A new report, based on dozens of interviews by AFP, has revealed that probably thousands of women and girls in the southern Unity State of South Sudan are being systematically abducted and raped by government soldiers in so-called “rape camps.” Read more. 

Women Increasingly Recruited to ISIS, Including Westerners

Women were previously lured into the ‘noble’ profession of jihadi wives, now ISIS is using women in combat roles for the element of surprise. Read more. 

ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

Claiming the Quran’s support, the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in
conquered regions of Iraq and Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool. Read more. 

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war

The total number of casualties in the almost 14-year conflict was up 1 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year, a new U.N. report said. However, the number of women casualties rose by 23 percent and children 13 percent. Read more. 

How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization? Read more. 

Analysis: Girl child soldiers face new battles in civilian life

Some have argued that disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes (DDR) are ill-equipped to address the needs of girls.Read more. 

Unseen: Trailblazing Military Women Forced To Fight For Recognition, Equal Treatment

Today’s servicewomen perform many of the roles that official policy says they cannot. Often, their service and suffering remain ignored by or invisible to the Pentagon and the public. Read more. 

The Nigerian Girls Who’ve Become Boko Haram’s Best Killers

The infamous terror group, Boko Haram, is using female suicide bombers in growing numbers. Are the Chibok girls among them? Read more. 

Women are Heroes by JR

Dr. Denis Mukwege

Japan and South Korea Settle Dispute Over Wartime ‘Comfort Women’

More than 70 years after the end of World War II, South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement on Monday to resolve their dispute over Korean women who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japan’s Imperial Army. Read more.