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Author: Lakshmi Chebolu

Title: Plight Of Women In War

Subtitle: -

Journal: Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Volume: 2

Issue: 3

Year: 2016

Pages: 587-593

eISSN: 2454-1362 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Prosecution: Laws; Types: Wartime Rape


Link: Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (Free Access)


Abstract: »Violence against Women is a major public health problem that affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, in all socio-economic and educational classes. Violence is nothing but domination by the strong over the weak. In all religions, women are believed to be inferior to men and to have been created by god to serve the men and the families. This patriarchal belief developed male chauvinism and there by imposed controls on women’s lives in the name of custom, ethnicity and rituals. Ultimately these boundaries, precincts and limitations restrain the freedom of women. There are many forms of violence against women, and thereby they are deprived of and denied access to education, health care and economic self sufficiency. In fact, denying access to education etc. is itself a direct manifestation of violence which is nothing but violation of human rights. The kind of insecurity and violence faced by women is exacerbated during an armed conflict or war. War has such a devastating effect on human society and economy that it would be almost impossible to restore the society to the pre-war situation. During conflicts, the gravity of violence becomes more due to the general break down of law and order. Rape and sexual violence are most common form of violence during war. The principles of International Humanitarian Law as well as customary laws lay down that violation of Human Rights of women in armed conflicts constitute the gross violation of the fundamental principles of International Humanitarian Law as well as International Human Rights. This paper attempts to analyze the suffering of women in war and protection of law relating to women.« (Source: Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research)

Wikipedia: Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence