Men have come to dominate military combat but new evidence suggests this might be more an accident than an inevitability of evolution.
Congolese women march to government offices in the Bunia, Eastern DRC to mark International Women’s Day.
Women in the DRC are much more than victims of violence and coming together to effect change.
A vivid and remarkable body of writing is emerging to highlight the human cost of the war in Syria.
Yemeni women take part in a sit-in and a protest against the ongoing conflict in the Arab country, outside the UN offices in Sana'a, Yemen, 16 March 2017.
Many Yemeni women are not victims of war or just escaping or hiding. In many and contrasting ways they are actively supporting it, and not only on humanitarian grounds.
A simple signature can lead to an incredible story.
FARC members passing time, waiting for the peace negociations in a camp in Colombia.
Women's involvement in armed conflict in Peru and Colombia has a deep impact on societies. But peace processes and political aftermath rarely recognise their role.
Equality is coming to the British Armed Forces, whether it's wanted or not.
Dorothy Campbell with patients evacuated from Tobruk, Alexandria 1941.
Five thousand Australian nurses served during World War Two. One of them, Dorothy Campbell endured air raids and tended wounded men in freezing tents - but the war opened her eyes to a more adventurous world.
US Army First Lieutenant Kirsten Griest (centre) and fellow soldiers in combat training, 2015.
Women are more than capable in frontline combat – so why do we still keep believing these myths?
Yazidi women who fled the Iraqi town of Sinjar.
Domestic and sexual slavery are being used as weapons of war – and the victims are too often forgotten.
Women and girls suffer some of the worst horrors of armed conflict, but are still denied a central role in preventing violence.
Women from around the world first came together 100 years ago to demand peace, and 15 years ago the UN recognised their central role in ending armed conflict. But the long journey is far from over.
Moroccan woman Samira Yerou is arrested at Barcelona airport in March on suspicion of attempting to join IS militants in Syria.
REUTERS/Spanish Interior Ministry/Handout via Reuters
Western media tropes of black widows, deviant sexuality and unthinking compliance fail to explain why violence crosses the gender divide.
Why won’t Japan admit to the past?
In 1943, during the height of World War II, fifteen-year-old Liu Mianhuan was tied up and taken away by Imperial Japanese troops from her village in Yu County, Shanxi Province, China. She was confined…