This week’s top-picks of reads and resources on women, peace and human security;
South Sudan is a country torn apart by war, which has caused the breakdown of traditional family structures. Women Under Siege shares stories of prostituted young women fighting for survival.
Female veterans often deal with sexism and sexualized violence during their service. Women in the Military Speak Out on Sexual Trauma via Vice Media
When Sarah and Jane fled South Sudan, they joined the thousands of unaccompanied minors living in Uganda’s refugee camps. Women and Girls Hub uncovers the Plight of Young Refugees Fleeing Alone.
In every conflict throughout history, rape has been used as a weapon of war, and dismissed as a by-product, Refinery29 takes a closer look at What happens when rape is used as a weapon of war.
“Every day I hear information about violence being committed against women in most villages, but I cannot cover these issues because I am a man”. Read more on how female voices are silenced in the Afghan Media via Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
Before Jamila joined the Network she felt powerless and alone in her struggle to cope with years of violence from the two closest men in her life. Find out how the Superwoman Network Empowers Vulnerable Women in Sudan via Huffington Post World Post
Are you interested in learning about Human Rights? Here is the Human Rights Handbook