- Gender — Women, rights — Military assistance — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Rape and sexual violence — Humanitarian intervention
This chapter highlights gender-based crimes against females during moments of armed conflict in 2014, looking particularly at some that received less attention by the international community than the very heinous crimes of rape and sexual violence and looks at the international legal frameworks that can address them. It then considers the numerous ways in which women participated in armed conflict — as parties to armed conflict, as peace negotiators and as civil society activists — showing how armed conflict impacts women in their many different roles and considering the importance of their involvement and how it may impact outcomes, including issues of protection and justice. The chapter concludes that the ctions by the international community must support and take into account the outcomes of participation by women in local contexts and national arenas. It also concludes by looking into the numerous ways in which women participated in armed conflict as parties to armed conflict, as peace negotiators, and as civil society activists.