4 edition of Women, silent victims in armed conflict found in the catalog.
Women, silent victims in armed conflict
Study with particular reference to legal provisions.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -149).
|Statement||by Charu WaliKhanna.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 149 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||149|
|LC Control Number||2004325771|
can promote the full participation of women in conflict prevention and post-conflict peace-building. This report of a consultative meeting is intended to contribute to the United Nations study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Girls, requested by the United Nations Security Council in Resolution , and adopted on 31 October File Size: KB. During conflict, the most of obvious victims are the casualties – both soldiers and civilians – directly attributed to conflict. But major losses of life, injury, disease and deteriorating health also stem from indirect and long-term consequences of armed conflict. Armed conflict .
Women suffer from armed conflict not only as direct victims. One of the classic images of war and armed conflict are pictures of the mother and child refugees. Women are a large percentage of the world's refugees. While living in camps they are often victims of sexual violence and harassment. This book directly challenges the stereotype that women are inherently peaceable by examining female combatants’ involvement in ethno-national conflicts. Drawing upon empirical case studies of Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland, this study explores the ways in which women have traditionally been depicted. Whereas women have predominantly been seen as victims of conflict, this book Reviews: 1.
Women, he said, were not only victims of armed conflict, but also active agents and often direct participants in conflict and in informal peace processes, although they . Despite the unprecedented attention dedicated to the problem, sexual violence still remains to a large extent a silent and hidden crime. Victims may be reluctant to come forward due to the fear of stigmatization or reprisals, but they may also face material barriers when seeking help: geographical distance from adequate medical infrastructure and the impact of conflict on health care, cost of.
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Women, silent victims in armed conflict. New Delhi: Serials Publications, (OCoLC) Online version: WaliKhanna, Charu. Women, silent victims in armed conflict. New Delhi: Serials Publications, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All.
Throughout, the gendered impacts of armed conflict silent victims in armed conflict book political violence are key issues. The objective of this book is to provide a holistic analysis of the gendered nature of armed conflict and political violence, and a broader understanding of the complex, changing roles and power relations between women and men during such circumstances.5/5(2).
9 Walikhanna Charu, Women Silent Victims In Armed Conflict; An Area Study of Jammu And Kashmir, Serial Publications,p.2 10Over 9, women have been raped and molested, women widowed, cited from e Size: KB.
Women and armed conflict: from victims to activists State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 51 T he motivations for armed conflict, and the means of achieving them, are diverse and affect specific population groups in different ways.
Civilians are not simply caught in the crossfire, but are increasingly a deliberate targetFile Size: KB. 2 iNTERNATiONAL LEGAL PROTECTiON OF HUMAN RiGHTS iN ARMED CONFLiCT This publication provides a thorough legal analysis and guidance to State authorities, human rights and humanitarian actors and others on the application of international human rights law and international humanitarian law for the protection of persons in armed conflict.
ItFile Size: KB. Violence against women In situations of armed conflict and displacement Armed conflict and uprootedness bring their own distinct forms Women violence against women with them.
These can include random acts of sexual assault by both enemy and “friendly” forces, or mass rape as a deliberate strategy of genocide. Some forms of violence resulting fromFile Size: 38KB. women and girls who are the primary victims. Acts of sexual violence against women during armed conflicts are performed in various ways.
These may include rape, forced sexual intercourse or other sexual acts with family members, forced impregnation, sexual mutilation, sexual humiliation, performing medical experiments on female reproductive. Women are rarely mere passive victims of conflict and should not be treated as such.
Women can play active roles in the events that lead to fighting and instability, and even in combat itself - yet they have also served as the forerunners of peace movements that have ended conflict.
Although every armed conflict imprints cruel toll on all members of the society, regardless of their gender, age, skin color, nationality or ethnic origin, women were and still are particularly vulnerable to all forms of such violations, in particular - becoming victims of various forms of : Natalia Buchowska.
Women and Armed Conflict Women’s Health and FGM Throughout history, women and girls have often been targeted in wartime for violence, especially sexual violence. "Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War" tells of a still controversial and shameful fact of history, the blame for which was long directed at one nation's forces; that 'fact' had been much repeated by many authors who also incorrectly suggested that offences were concentrated upon the Berlin area/5(27).
Women and armed conflict Sexual violence against women and girls is widespread in conflict and used as a war tactic. Reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the extent of conflict-related sexual violence range from 18 to 40 per cent among women and girls and between 4 and 24 per cent among men and boys.
protection for women in armed conflict and to strengthen women’s contribution to peace processes and to rebuilding their communities. Over the course of one year, during andwe travelled to many of the world’s conflicts.
Focusing on the impact of armed conflict on women and women’s roleFile Size: KB. Moreover, despite the recent focus on rape in armed conflict as a result of the international outrage at the sexual abuse of women in the armed conflict in the former Yugoslavia, these shortcomings remain largely unaddressed.
3 At first glance this seems somewhat surprising until the special difficulties that flow from certain characteristics of the law of armed conflict are by: Women, Armed Conflict and International Law.
The Impact of Armed Conflict on Women. International Humanitarian Law, Women and Armed Conflict. A Gender View of the Shaping of IHL.
UN Developments Concerning Women and Armed Conflict. International Redress. The Way Forward. A Final Word. Bibliography. by: Causes of Armed Conflicts and Their Effects on Women Mubika Augustine Kudakwashe, Bukaliya Richard ABSTRACT This paper was meant to establish the causes of armed conflicts and their effects on women.
The study was a content analysis of forty cases that dwelt on armed conflicts the world over. The paper analysed the forty papersFile Size: KB. Women usually don’t start wars, but they do suffer heavily from the consequences.
Conflict spurs much higher rates of sexual violence. It renders women acutely vulnerable to poverty, the loss of jobs and the destruction of assets such as homes. Essential health services crumble, underlined by a maternal mortality rate that is times higher on average, in conflict and post-conflict countries.
The exact extent of conflict-related sexual violence is largely unknown, as sexual taboos, feelings of shame and guilt, and fear of being ostracized by the local community and immediate family members contribute to keeping victims of sexual violence in both war and peace silent.
History of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts. Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence, as well as the higher profile of many 'simmering' confrontations, provide critical challenges for development theorists and practitioners.
While numerous countries have endured decades of armed conflict, others live under the permanent menace of political violence. When peace accords are signed, economic and social violence often.
Women and girls are not merely victims of armed conflict. They are active agents. They make choices, possess critical perspectives on their situations and organize collectively in.
certain civilians during periods of armed conflict. IHL governs jus in bello,6 irrespective of 4 See, Gardham, ‘Woman and Armed Conflict: The response of International humanitarian Law’, in Listening to the Silences: Women and War, Durham and Gurd (eds.), Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, File Size: KB.victims of rape and projects that contribute to the reduction of violence against women in armed conflicts has been outlined as one of the priority areas.
UN Res (): Calls on all conflict parties to end sexual violence, to protect civilians from sexual violence, and to end impunity. Throughout, the gendered impacts of armed conflict and political violence are key issues. The objective of this book is to provide a holistic analysis of the gendered nature of armed conflict and political violence, and a broader understanding of the complex, changing roles and power relations between women and men during such circumstances.