How we are Seeking Justice for women
In situations of armed conflict, rape and other forms of sexual violence are often used as a tactic of war and genocide. Women and girls in conflict are also at risk of forced pregnancies, forced sterilizations, and displacement. A disproportionately large burden of the care-giving work to rebuild communities falls upon them. Despite the grave impact of armed conflict on women’s lives and the crucial role they play in stabilizing communities under conflict, women have historically been sidelined from leadership roles in formal peace building processes around the world. Donor Direct Action currently supports the work of five front line women’s rights activist groups who work to protect women’s rights in armed conflict and enhance their role in peace building in the DR Congo, Libya, and Syria.
of current war casualties are civilians, the majority of whom are women and children.
has historically been used as a weapon of war around the world and continues with impunity.
of peace negotiators from 1992 to 2018 were women, lessening the likelihood of peace agreements lasting more than 2 years.
"Those states that foster gender equality through laws and enforce those laws are less likely to go to war. They are less likely to use force first when in conflict. They are less likely to get involved in violent crises. Once again, a gender-neutral perspective leads you to focus on military might, whereas a gendered perspective highlights the importance of gender equality to facilitate state security."
| Valerie Hudson, Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University
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