VAWM Fact From Prajnya 15

Gender violence in conflict settings

 

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT      15
¨ Gender violence is an important conflict instrument, as ‘chastity’ and ‘honour’ are important polemical rallying points.

¨ Abduction and rape of women across conflict lines is now recognized as a weapon of war.

¨ Equally, accusations of abduction and sexual violence are used to mobilize support for the conflict on either side, including recruitment of women.

¨ Child soldiers are recruited to perform combat, support and sexual duties in conflicts around the world.

¨ In times of conflict, militarization between communities is paralleled by a rise in violence within the home.

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