We will continue to demand that George Bush and this administration respect and uphold the Geneva Conventions. Not doing so is a war crime, and anyone who does not object to the knowledge that George Bush and his administration are in violation of the Geneva Conventions is also a war criminal.
Iraq: the needs of women in times of conflict
14 Dec 2006 15:52:27 GMT
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – Switzerland
During a round table meeting held by the ICRC in the Jordanian capital Amman from 11 to 13 December, 16 representatives of non-governmental organizations and associations from all over Iraq met to discuss the effects of armed conflict on women in Iraq.
“In times of conflict women face specific challenges.
Issues such as missing persons and the implications for their families, detention and reintegration into society following release, sexual violence, access to reproductive health and means of maintaining family links are all difficulties they have to cope with in their daily lives”, said Florence Tercier Holst-Roness, who is in charge of the ICRC’s “Women and war” project.
“The plight of women could be alleviated if the rules of international humanitarian law were fully respected”.
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