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Conflict And Displacement

Rising Up In Response: Women's Rights Activism in Conflict

Key words: Conflict, grassroots, women's groups, human rights, capacity building

The impact of war on women's reproductive: health in developing countries

Key words: Conflict, research, gender analysis, health

Woman and child trafficking in Bangladesh: a social disaster in the backdrop of natural calamities

Key words: Bangladesh, disasters, trafficking, women, children, IGO, gender violence, girls

Useful websites on gender and conflict

Key words: conflict, IGO, complex emergency

Sexual terrorism: rape as a weapon of war in Eastern Democratic of Congo

Key words: Research, gender analysis, gender violence, policy, complex emergency, conflict

Lessons From Gender Focused International Aid In Post-Conflict Afghanistan--Learned?

Key words: Research, gender analysis, complex emergency, conflict

Because I am a girl. The State of the World's Girls 2008

Key words: girls, war, armed conflict, van der Gaag

The Situation of Refugee Women in the Arab Region

Key words: review, Arab, refugee, displacement, war, conflict,

Report on Refugee and Stateless Women across the Arab region: The Dream of Return, the Fear of Trafficking and Discriminatory Laws

Key words: Arab, refugee, displacement, trafficking, discrimination

Recognizing Gender-Based Violence against Civilian Men and Boys in Conflict Situations

Key words: men, boys, conflict, gender-based violence

Rape in Burma: A Weapon of War

Key words: rape, war, Burma, women, children, conflict, rape survivor

Paying Homage to Women's Roles in Peace and Disarmament


A major source of devastation, human suffering and poverty, war affects all aspects of economic, social and political life. And over time, the nature of warfare itself has changed - it is no longer soldiers who suffer the largest number of casualties, but civilians. In World War I, just 14 percent of deaths were civilian; today, that number has risen to over 75 percent. The nature of the battlefield has changed as well - no longer fought in remote battlefields between armies, wars now rage in our homes, schools, our communities and increasingly on women’s bodies. May 24th is celebrated globally as International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament. This article was written in honour of the many women who have campaigned tirelessly for global peace. Binalakshmi Nepram Mentschel, 24 May 2007 re-published 24 May 2008 in The Women's International Perspective website:

Key words: women, peace, disarmament, conflict, war, peacebuilding, international women's day

Assisting Pregnant Women to Prepare for Disaster

Key words: pregnant, pregnancy, women, disaster preparedness, vulnerability, sexual health rights, reproductive health rights, SRHR, displacement, Katrina,

"Conflict and Crisis Settings: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive rights."

Key words: conflict, crisis, sexual rights, reproductive rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, SRHR

The Other Side of Gender: Masculinity Issues in Violent Conflict

Key words: masculinity, men, violent conflict, conflict, gender roles, peace, peacebuilding, inclusive, boys, girls, women, impacts, sexual violence

Counting the cost and listing the gains: Is the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 responsive to Africa's challenges?

Key words: social justice, UNSC resolution 1325, gender-sensitive programming, conflict resolution, and sustainable development, Africa, complex emergency, policy

A Gender Perspective for Conflict Management

Key words: Africa, conflict management, peacekeeping, participation of women, post-conflict reconstruction, complex emergency, policy

Gender Equality and Peacebuilding: An Operational Framework

Key words: Policy, Canada, complex emergency

Gender Approaches in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Key words: IGO, complex emergency, training