Syrian Women Come Together to Fight Oppression
October 6, 2016: The Committee of Diplomacy of Kongreya Star—a confederation of women’s organizations in Rojava, Syria—has released a 33-page report explaining how the Rojava Revolution has developed since it was founded in 2005. The group is focused on women protecting each other, resisting the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and building an egalitarian community in the middle of a war zone. The report provides an insight into how women in the region are playing a leading role in organizing all areas of life from education and economics to politics and international relations. See full story: The Women Leading a Social Revolution in Syria's Rojava (Newsweek)
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Stalled Security Council Resolution Adopted, Backing UN’s Global Humanitarian Ceasefire Call
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The Army Is About to Get its First Female Green Beret
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Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass named 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force
Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass was selected June 19 to become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, becoming the first woman in history to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned member of a U.S. military service. In selecting Bass, incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own.