Gender And Violent Conflict And Violence

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Armed conflict and violence are a common concern for communities living in conflict regions around the world. The additional impact of gender on the lives affected by violence is often overlooked or disregarded. Furthermore women and girls have traditionally been viewed as completely removed from war and violence or perceived as playing passive roles in conflict which impacts their ability to reintegrate into society after participation in armed conflict, or degradation and shame due to sexual and gender based violence and human trafficking. An increased promotion of gender equity in all societies in the last century has made the roles women play more evident in both the perpetuation of conflict and violence as well as the promotion of…show more content…
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