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20 Dec 2011 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

December 19, 2011

The Changing Nature of War and its Impact on Women

There are dozens of active conflicts today, many of them brutal civil wars. These wars often involve non-state actors and have become increasingly deadly for civilians, especially women, who face abduction, rape and dislocation on a massive scale.

Non-combatants represented 10 percent of the casualties in World War I and 50 percent in World War II, but as high as 90 percent of contemporary conflicts in Africa.

19 Dec 2011 description

Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier
New York, NY

December 16, 2011

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Oh, my goodness. Well, if it ever were a secret. (Laughter.)

Thank you, Marc, and thanks to all of you for being part of this evening to support such an extraordinary, important organization that is relied upon certainly across the world, and that includes the State Department.

09 Dec 2011 description

POSTED BY KATHARYN LINDEMANN / DECEMBER 10, 2011

Katharyn Lindemann serves in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues.