Women in Armed Opposition Groups in Africa and the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Citation:

Mazurana, Dyan. 2005. Women in Armed Opposition Groups in Africa and the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Switzerland: Geneva Call.

Author: Dyan Mazurana

Abstract:

This report retraces the exchanges and recommendations conducted at the 2005 conference held in Addis Ababa on how women combatants can help promote humanitarian and human rights norms. Two members of the ICRC  took part as facilitators in this conference organised by the NGO Geneva Call and which gathered 40 women currently or recently involved in armed opposition groups from a dozen sub-Saharan African countries.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Combatants, Female Combatants, Gender, Women, International Law, International Humanitarian Law IHL, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Non-state armed groups, Rights, Human Rights Regions: Africa

Year: 2005

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