Tag: war

Feb 17

Rape: A Weapon of Choice in War

Mathilde, a mother of six, lived a quiet life in her village in Rwanda. One day as she went to the field towards her crops, she saw two men approach her. She ran when she recognized that they were wearing the insignia of the FDLR, a militia group, on their clothing. As she fled, she …

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Feb 07

Is a “Burmese Spring” Happening?

“What about Burma?”  Since the beginning of the Arab Spring I have found myself thinking this often.  Burma has been torn apart by civil war for over 60 years in what is currently the longest running war in the world.  Even today, in a time where Burma seems to be heading more and more towards …

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Jul 29

Women in War and Peace

“For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” –Eleanor Roosevelt It is more dangerous in most conflict-stricken areas to be a woman than to be a soldier.  Yet, women’s experiences during times of war are often ignored …

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