The Impact of War on Women

Citation:

Brittain, Victoria. 2003. "The Impact of War on Women." Race & Class 44 (4): 41-51.

Author: Victoria Brittain

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Summary:
"The impact of war on women is a subject that has only recently come to the forefront of the international agenda, at the level of the UN, with two reports published in late 2002. There are however many people who have been working both in the UN and elsewhere -- notably Human Rights Watch and the International Committee of the Red Cross -- on various aspects of this huge and complex subject. The challenge now is to focus on approaches that could lead to some new ideas about positive interventions that people could make, or new ways of seeing what's happening in today's war zones. What follows is based on the work I have been involved with in recent years, partly under the auspices of the UN and also independently" (Brittain 2003, 41).

Topics: Armed Conflict, Conflict, Gender, Women, International Organizations, NGOs, Sexual Violence, Rape, SV against women

Year: 2003

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