Women in an Insecure World: Violence against Women, Facts, Figures and Analysis


Vlachovà, Marie, and Lea Biason, eds. 2005. Women in an Insecure World: Violence against Women, Facts, Figures and Analysis. Geneva: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.

Authors: Marie Vlachovà, Lea Biason


Women in an Insecure World takes stock of the scope and magnitude of violence experienced by women in daily life, during armed conflict and in post-conflict situations. It aims to increase awareness among governments, donors, policy makers, academics, experts and civil society about the pervasive forms of violence against women. It also highlights the active role of women in peacemaking and post- conflict reconstruction. For what makes women’s role in combating violence indispensable is not the omnipresence and magnitude of their victimisation, but the fact that women demonstrate the capacity to overcome the trauma of violent acts, to survive and help in the survival of others, and to contribute actively to defending and building peace. The book provides analytical data and statistics, legal documents and policy recommendations, complemented by feature stories and illustrations. Over 60 different authors, representing the major international organisations, governments, NGOs and Think Tanks dealing with gender issues, have contributed to this book.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Society, Gender, Women, Governance, Post-Conflict Governance, International Organizations, NGOs, Peacebuilding, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Violence

Year: 2005

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