Journal article

Protection of women in armed conflict

J Gardam, H Charlesworth

HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY | JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS | Published : 2000

Abstract

Women increasingly bear the major burden of armed conflict. In recent years particular attention has been given to the question of violence against women in armed conflict. The significance of these developments is considerable. However, the focus on violence-in particular on sexual violence-tends to obscure other important aspects of women's experience of armed conflict that to date have been largely ignored. The purpose of this comment is to consider a range of ways in which women are affected by armed conflict and to assess the adequacy of international law in protecting them. International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is an ancient, conservative, and relatively inflexible area of international..

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