Category Archives: Women’s Rights/Human Rights

On Demand—Trafficking for sex

From our colleague: Kris Wade Executive Director The Justice Project http://www.thejusticeprojectkc.org How do we address the “demand” side of sex trafficking?  At a recent presentation during meetings of the UN on the status of women, Kris Wade spoke as a … Continue reading

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The Whistleblower is a “Must See” Film

Posted for Kathleen Kanet: I recently saw the movie The Whistleblower, a powerful and very disturbing story.   It is an account based on a true story of the human trafficking of young women in post-war Bosnia.  Kathryn Bolkovac, a … Continue reading

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How do we get “security?”

A few weeks ago, noted feminist peace scholar Betty Reardon launched a new book edited by her and Asha Hans, noted Indian feminist peace scholar.  Pubished by Routledge, it’s called “The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs State Security,” and the … Continue reading

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Two Views on the Sex Industry

With election day coming up, I have been intrigued by the candidacy of Kristen Davis, the former madam who is running for governor of New York State.   From what I can tell from her TV image, she is personable and … Continue reading

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Abandon Afghan Women?

When I first saw the photo of the mutilated face of Bibi Aisha on the cover of the Aug. 9 issue of Time, my first reaction was outrage.  Not only outrage that the nose and ear of this beautiful woman … Continue reading

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Living Room Dialogue: Women and War

This Living Room Dialogue was prompted by “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” the film by Abigail Disney & Gini Reticker documenting the role of women in ending the civil war in Liberia. In the introductions led by Network staff … Continue reading

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Will the memory of war ever be erased? An example from Japan

Hayato Nakayama, a recent college graduate with a major in international relations and conflict resolution, facilitated this living room dialogue.  A native of Japan, he began by offering some of his country’s history as an example of how war leaves … Continue reading

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Liberian Women “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

Sometimes I question the value of dialogue in bringing peace.  Sure it’s a nice thing to get people together to discuss their differences, but can dialogue really help to bring an end to wars? Well, it turns out, it can, … Continue reading

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