Nobel Prize Strengthens the Protection of Women Amid War

Nobel Prize Strengthens the Protection of Women Amid War

Friday, October 5, 2018

News Type: Announcement

The Nobel Peace Prize awarded today to Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege honors their work on behalf of women victimized amid violent conflict and will strengthen that effort worldwide. Murad, from Iraq’s Yazidi minority, survived abduction, abuse and rape by extremists of the Islamic State group and has campaigned internationally on behalf of victims of war. Mukwege, a physician from the Democratic Republic of Congo has treated thousands of victims of sexual violence amid the brutal warfare in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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On Capitol Hill: USIP Experts on Conflict Threats

On Capitol Hill: USIP Experts on Conflict Threats

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

News Type: Announcement

The connection between violent conflict and the famines that risk the lives of 20 million people in multiple countries of Africa and the Middle East was the topic of one of four appearances by USIP experts on Capitol Hill last week.

Is Germany Failing Female Refugees? - TIME

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

News Type: USIP in the News

... from conservative, patriarchal societies—for the enormous loss of power and identity that can come from transitioning into a new, more egalitarian society, says anthropologist Kathleen Kuehnast, senior gender advisor at the United States Institute ...  

Central Asia Merits Sustained US Attention, Experts Say - Voice of America

Sunday, November 8, 2015

News Type: USIP in the News

Kathleen Kuehnast, senior gender adviser at the congressionally funded, independent United States Institute of Peace, said policymakers hoping to challenge violent extremism should understand fault lines involving population distribution, age and religion.  

Lawmakers decry ISIS crackdown on women - The Hill

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

News Type: USIP in the News

“We are watching 21st century media, which we see as a form of freedom of expression, being used as a tool for extreme propaganda and violence,” explained Kathleen Kuehnast, the director of gender and peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace.