November 30, 2009 | Dawn Calabia | Tagged as: Iraq
Many Iraqi women refugees, sheltered temporarily in Syria, bear the scars and trauma of extreme violence suffered in their homeland.
November 27, 2009 | Maureen Lynch | Tagged as: Statelessness
Dragana* was 16 years old and stateless.  Until last year she lived in a Roma settlement in the former Yugoslavia with an abusive man who referred to himself as her uncle.  She has no memory of her parents.
November 25, 2009 | Melanie Teff

Over the past year the U.S. has taken a leading role at the United Nations on violence against women. Yet the U.S. has still not adopted the legislation that adopts a comprehensive approach to violence against women  around the world.

November 23, 2009 | Michelle Brown | Tagged as: United Nations
This past September, The UN General Assembly approved the creation of a new and unified gender entity after three years of intense discussions.
November 20, 2009 | Elizabeth Campbell | Tagged as: Congress, Iraq, U.S. Administration, Humanitarian Response
Iraq’s vice-president has vetoed part of the country’s new election law, placing the planned elections for January in jeopardy because he objected to the lack of parliamentary representation of refugees.