Category Archives: Women’s Rights/Human Rights

Violence Against Women: A Way Out

Our Network for Peace staff attended many side events of the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that took place in March 2013 at the United Nations. We learned about the importance of the involvement of … Continue reading

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A Young Boxer Breaks a Mold

Claressa Shields, the young boxer who won a gold metal in the first-ever women’s boxing event at the Olympics, challenged some deep-seated stereotypes when she was interviewed last week by Stephen Colbert.  It seemed to me that this young black … Continue reading

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Strip Clubs, Trafficking, Soap and National Conventions

What is it about a big political convention or a Superbowl that turns guys on?  These seem to be especially testosterone-boosting events.  I’ve been fascinated by news stories about the excited preparations of strip club owners in Tampa as they … Continue reading

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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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