Selected print coverage

Selected print coverage of work on rape in conflict

How One Reporter’s Coverage Helped to Bring About Justice & Accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Muftah, December 16, 2017

screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-4-33-04-pmAu Congo, les viols ont cessé à Kavumu, mais la reconstruction des victimes ne fait que commencer,” Slate (France), December 29, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 11.41.13 PMNewsweek, “‘The Uncondemned’: Retracing First Conviction for Rape as a Weapon of Genocide,” July 10, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 11.43.34 PMThe New Republic, “The Trauma of Writing About Trauma,” April 20, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 2.13.32 PMThe Globe and Mail (Canada), “Rape: A shameful weapon of war,” February 17, 2015

The Globe and Mail (Canada), “Why women who are sexually assaulted remain silent,” October 31, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 1.17.52 PMThe New York Times, “Domestic Violence On the Rise Among Syrian Refugees,” August 29, 2014

NBC News, “Angelina Jolie, U.K. to Host Summit to End Sexual Violence in War,” June 9, 2014

WITNESS blog, “Ethical Examples of Interviewing Sexual Violence Survivors in the DRC,” March 13, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 10.52.51 PMDeutsche Welle (Arabic), “Syria: How women’s bodies are being used as war booty and symbols of power and dominance,” March 9, 2014

The Daily Star  (Lebanon), “Jasmine Tent initiative seeks to offer safe space to vulnerable women,” December 17, 2013

Syria Deeply, “Worsening violence against Syria’s women,” December 3, 2013

Global Post, “Syria has become a terrible place to be a woman,” November 26, 2013

Global Post, Using digital technology to help document sexual abuse in war zones,” August 2, 2013

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 3.51.28 AMThe Washington Post, “Child marriages: Video of pleading Yemeni girl is just the tip of the iceberg”” July 24, 2013

Dagbladet (Norway), “Blir bundet fast og tvunget til å se på mens kone, søstre og døtre blir voldtatt” (Being tied up and forced to watch while wife, sisters and daughters are raped), April 5, 2013

Taz die Tageszeitung  (Germany), “Auf dem Sofa im Krieg,” March 28, 2013

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 8.11.09 AMForeign Policy, “Study: Government forces responsible for majority of rapes in Syria,” April 3, 2013

The Globe and Mail (Canada), “Live-tracking sexual violence in Syria,” April 3, 2013

VICE magazine, “Using mapping and Twitter to fight rape in Syria,” March 4, 2013

Foreign Policy, “Why Is It So Hard to Identify the World’s Rape Capital?,” March/April 2013

The Guardian, “Sexual assault crisis tempers euphoria over end of combat ban,” January 25, 2013

Voice of America, “Sexual Violence A Factor in Syrian Refugee Crisis,” January 21, 2013

Time magazine, “Is the Syrian Regime Using Rape as a Tactic of War?” July 12, 2012

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 3.49.57 AMCBS News, “Syria forces reportedly using rape, sexual torture in fight against opposition,” July 12, 2012

Corriere della Sera, “Lo stupro come arma di guerra in Siria,” July 12, 2012

Reuters, “Rape, assault are weapons of war in Syria – rights group,” July 11, 2012

Al-Arabiya, “Rape, assault are weapons of war in Syria,” July 11, 2012

The Jerusalem Post, Crowd-sourced map highlights rape by Syrian army,” July 14, 2012

indy-masthead-smallThe Independent (UK): “Women under siege: The use of rape as a weapon of war in Syria,” Sima Barmania, June 19, 2012

The Wild magazine: “Women Under Siege Puts Women on the Map,” June 18, 2012

El Mundo (Spain): “Cartografía de la tortura por violación en Siria,” June 16, 2012

Women’s Views on News: “Putting rape in Syria on the map,” May 28, 2012

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 1.13.11 PMCTV News: “A Conversation with Lauren Wolfe, Director, Women Under Siege,” May 15, 2012

Al-Arabiya, “International women’s group begins mapping sexual violence in Syria,” April 1, 2012

Mother Jones, “New Map Helps Women Track Down Rapists in Syria,” Erika Eichelberger, March 31, 2012

Mashable, “Crowd-Mapping Sexual Violence in Syria,” Sonia Paul, March 30, 2012

New Scientist, “Syrian crowdmapping project documents reports of rape,” Niall Firth, March 30, 2012

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 3.58.13 AMReuters, “New Tool Helps U.S. Group Track Sex Crimes in Syria,” March 28, 2012

The Washington Post, “Syrian uprising: Imam tells rape victims they deserve to be honored,” Elizabeth Flock, March 28, 2012

Ms. Magazine, “Future of Feminism: Ending Rape as a Tool of War,” Aviva Dove-Viebahn, March 2, 2012

Toronto Star, “Fighting rape with words: Gloria Steinem launches website to combat sexual violence in war,” Debra Black, February 12, 2012

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 3.46.12 AMThe New York Times: At War Blog,“What We Are Reading: Women Under Siege,” C.J. Chivers, February 9, 2012

The Guardian, Why has it taken 65 years to recognise that rape is a weapon of war?,”  Jane Martinson, February 9, 2012

USA Today,“Column: Finally, some hope for central Africa,” Kirsten Powers, October 18, 2011

 Other print mentions

Marie Claire, “Who Should Replace All the Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct? These Women,” November, 17, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 11.50.21 AMFemale Journalist DEVOURS Trump After His Twitter Fit; Most EPIC Takedown Yet (TWEETS),” New Century Times, May 18, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 11.48.05 AMThese 5 journalists are making a big difference in the world,”, May 3, 2017

Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish,April 7, 2014: “Remembering Rwanda

cjrColumbia Journalism Review, April 7 2014: “More female journalists means broader foreign coverage (Ireland), Twice picked for “Sitdown Sunday: 7 Deadly Reads”; on June 16, 2013, for “A Syrian Refugee Wedding” in The Nation and on January 5, 2014, for “The legacy of silence: Why we ignore the rape of women from Guatemala to Syria” on WMC’s Women Under Siege

The Daily Telegraph (UK), December 19, 2013: “42 awesome women you need in your life on Twitter (plus 2 men)

AOAV, October 8, 2013: “100 of the most influential journalists covering armed violence

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 8.11.09 AMForeign Policy, August 13, 2013: “The FP Twitterati 100, March 25, 2013: “Why asking & answering readers’ tough questions is helpful when covering rape

Women’s eNews, March 19, 2013: “Journalist of the Month: Lauren Wolfe Crowdsources Rape, Sex Assault Data, March 18, 2013: “CNN’s Steubenville coverage called too sympathetic to teens found guilty, January 14, 2013: “Why journalists are covering rapes differently in New Delhi & Steubenville

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 4.08.52 AMFast Company, December 21, 2012, “Social Influencers Who Are Changing The World Through Twitter, August 17, 2012: “10 ways to get traumatized sources to share their sources

The Levo League, December 14, 2011: “A Seat at the Table: a Twitter-ful list of women crucial to foreign policy


Selected print coverage of work on sexualized violence and journalists

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 3.51.28 AMThe Washington Post, “On International Women’s Day, reflections from women journalists in war zones,” Emily Wax, March 8, 2012

St. Petersburg Times,“A reporter and a mob’s sexual assault,” Eric Deggans, November 14, 2011

The Gender Report, November 5, 2011: “Journalists and sexual violence

MediaBistro/TVNewser, November 4, 2011: “Lara Logan’s Attack Inspires Other Women Journalists to Come Forward

Poynter/Romenesko, November 4, 2011: “CBS’ Logan: ‘My attack was retribution against the free press’”

American Journalism Review, September 2011: “Out of the Shadows

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 10.50.52 PMEl Mundo (Spain), June 10, 2011: “Violencia sexual, tabú periodístico

Die Standard (Austria), June 8, 2011: “Mauer des Schweigens bei Journalistinnen, June 8, 2011: “CPJ report brings sexual assaults on journalists to light

The Huffington Post, June 8, 2011: “Sexual Assault Of Journalists: Committee To Protect Journalists’ New Report”

Feministing, June 8, 2011: “New report on sexual violence against journalists

EFE/Univision, June 7, 2011: “CPJ da a conocer informe sobre violencia sexual contra los periodistas

Inter Press Service, June 7, 2011: “Female Journalists Break Silence on Sexual Violence

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 10.47.47, June 7, 2011: CPJ report: “Sexual assault is ‘the silencing crime’ for journalists

The Washington Post, June 7, 2011: “Female journalists face sexual threats abroad, report says