n Conflict Trends - Conflict, development & peace in Africa : gender perspectives

Volume 1999, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Caught in conflict situations which exacerbate contradictions in normal societal relations and telescope social inequities, women account for up to 80% of Africa's displaced people. These complex emergencies resulting from armed conflicts, economic deterioration, environmental degradation, systematic human rights abuse and ethnic and religious strife mean that 30 African countries are currently producers or hosts of refugees and, in many cases, both.

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