9781565491175

War's Offensive on Women: The Humanitarian Challenge in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan

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    9781565491175

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    1565491173

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2000-09-30
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner
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Summary

* Case studies from Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan tackle human rights laws and gender-based violence War's Offensive on Womencontends that humanitarian groups' attempts to provide assistance and protection for women will fall short unless they make women major actors in such efforts. Mertus shows how human rights laws are beginning to address gender-based violence, and how agencies can respond to women's needs in conflict and post-conflict settings. The book is of wide interest to humanitarian and human rights practitioners, policymakers, and students alike.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface xi
Introducing a Gender Perspective in Humanitarian Action
1(18)
Introduction: Goals and Directions
1(2)
Scope of Study
3(10)
Analytical Tools
13(3)
Conclusion
16(3)
Applying a Gender Perspective
19(52)
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Uprooted Women
21(16)
Kosovo: Uprooted Women and Children
37(15)
Afghanistan: Women Survivors of War Under the Taliban
52(17)
Conclusion: Three Stages of Inquiry
69(2)
Clarifying the Legal Framework
71(32)
Introduction
71(1)
Historical Treatment of Gender in Conflict
72(7)
Humanitarian and Refugee Law
79(11)
Human Rights Law
90(11)
Conclusion
101(2)
Looking Ahead
103(16)
Creation of Gender Policies and Gender Strategies
103(3)
Increased Organizational Awareness of Gender and Human Rights
106(1)
Integration of Gender into Agency Activities
107(1)
Programmatic Innovations Pertaining to Gender
108(2)
Supporting International Activities as Triggers for Change
110(3)
Development of Nomenclature
113(1)
Tensions between Agency Policies and Operational Constraints
114(2)
Increasing Advocacy Activities
116(3)
Afterword 119(2)
Notes 121(20)
Abbreviations 141(2)
Bibliography 143(6)
Index 149(9)
About the Authors 158

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