Director of WMC's Women Under Siege
This woman’s story became the springboard for what has become my life’s work: documenting and sharing stories of sexualized violence in conflict.
In a Washington Post op-ed last month, Senator Joseph Lieberman spoke of “horrific human rights abuses perpetrated daily, including the widespread and deliberate use of rape and other sexual violence as weapons of war.” Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women Under Siege Project, which has curated a map plotting instances of sexual violence in Syria, talks with Brooke about trying to check the senator's claim and the difficulty of verifying claims of rape in a war-zone.
The Chieftains - The Stone
In the ongoing reporting of the Syrian uprising, there has been little information about the violence committed against women. Using a creative web based tool, our guest hopes to fix that. Lauren Wolfe is the director of Women Under Siege, a Women's Media Center project that has co-created a site to crowd-source data of violence against women. The first of its kind, this live, web-based map gives the world access to information on the violent uprising that has been, until now, impossible to report due to Syria's strictly monitored borders.