CRIME AGAINST WOMEN DURING ARMED CONFLICT’s
Keywords:armed conflict, women during war, challenges and implementation
Crime (or) war crimes is a serious violation of International Humanitarian law committed against civilians or enemy combatants during an international or domestic armed conflict, for which the perpetrators may be held criminally liable on an individual basis. Crimes committed including but not limited such as torture, rape, destroying civilian population, child soldier etc. Sexual Violence is considered to be an instrument of genocide, crime against humanity and crimes of war. In the contemporary scenario armed conflict Gender based violence has become a major source of crime. Women become the primary victims of sexual violence during armed conflicts. While this remains extremely difficult to qualify because of its invisible nature, available estimate indicates that the act of sexual violence are perpetrated on large scale in various regions of world today. Studies have demonstrated that all types of actors in armed conflict, be they sate armed forces, non-state armed group and or multinational forces, have committed sexual violence against women which is an alarming issue. The key point in this paper is changes how war has changed to conflict and to armed conflict and the hardship put forth on women during or after the conflicts.
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