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Understanding ISIS: A Women's Rights Perspective

Posted on: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Syria

Today, President Obama will announce his plan for military action in Iraq and Syria. His strategy to defeat the ISIS militants who invaded Iraq in June will likely include a call for more airstrikes. After the brutal beheadings of two...

Mothering in Times of Crisis

Posted on: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Keywords: Mother's Day, Syria, Philippines, Iraq

Mothers feed us when we’re hungry. Care for us when we’re sick. Shelter us from the cold. And love us unconditionally. An enormous responsibility in the best of times. Now imagine caring for children in a war zone or disaster....

Women Lead to Peace: Q & A on the Prospects for Peace and Women's Human Rights in Syria

Posted on: Friday, January 17, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

More information on the Women Lead to Peace campaign here.  For nearly three years, we have been watching Syria—first with hope and then with a growing sense of horror—as peaceful calls for freedom degenerated into a protracted war. Urgent concern for the...

Three Questions for You and President Obama

Posted on: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East

There’s still time to make your voice heard. Say NO to bombing Syria and YES to a peaceful, democratic solution. Here’s how: Email your representatives in the House and in the Senate. Make a phone call. Dial the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to...

Q & A on the War in Syria

Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East

For more than two years, we have been watching Syria—first with hope and then with a growing sense of horror—as peaceful calls for freedom degenerated into a protracted war.  Urgent concern for the millions of Syrians caught in the crisis should...

How Not to End the War in Syria

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East

As the war engulfing Syria worsens, the Obama Administration must prioritize the needs of civilians and resist the growing pressure for military intervention. Diplomacy and increased humanitarian aid are what’s needed now to alleviate suffering and build peace.  Syrians are facing...

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