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The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014 edited by Bellal, Annyssa (1st December 2015)

Part III Thematic Chapters, A Means and Methods of Warfare, 2 Gender perspectives in armed conflicts in 2014

Megan Burke, Loren Persi Vicentic

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014

Edited By: Annyssa Bellal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 February 2020

Subject(s):
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.

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