n Conflict Trends - Partnering for the protection of refugee women

Volume 2003, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


War-affected women are often portrayed as victims of human rights and refugee rights violations. But they are also activists who witness, document, report on and develop remedies for improved protection, often at personal risk. Women who have suffered rape and other abuses are much more likely to discuss these abuses with other women, especially those who understand them and their culture. Ultimately, when the international spotlight and the funds have gone, local women and their organisations remain to rebuild their communities.

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