Crowdsourcing is being used for incredibly creative and unique applications in our modern world. Sadly though, the fact that rape and other forms of sexualized violence are still used as tools in genocide and conflict, warranting a map to track incidences in Syria for example, is a sad state of affairs. The Women Under Siege campaign is working to create legal, diplomatic, and public interventions to ensure the United Nations, international tribunals, and other agencies with power to understand the gender-based threats as a tool of genocide and design protocols to intervene and halt gender-based genocide. A very cool project, and amazing use of crowdsourcing.
Published by Kristina Wilfore
Kristina Wilfore brings more than 20 years of experience and mastery of virtually all aspects of politics and grassroots organizing to Karakoyun Strategies (www.KarakoyunStrategies.com). She is a specialist in grassroots organizing, women’s political participation and election monitoring, working across Eastern Europe, South Asia and the Middle East, in countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Her work is not exclusive to developing democracies and includes engaging with political parties preparing for the European Parliament election (May 2014) in Western Europe (Sweden, Spain, Finland and Amsterdam). With a home base in Istanbul, she is strategically located between the East and West and travels wherever grassroots tools are needed to create lasting social change. View all posts by Kristina Wilfore