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22 Apr 2005 description

The NGOs "Centre for Economic and Social Rights" (Hakijamii), "Coalition on Violence Against Women - Kenya" (COVAW-K), "Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya" (FIDA Kenya), "Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children" (KAACR), "Kenya Section of the International Commission of Jurists" (ICJ Kenya), "Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organisation" (MPIDO), "The Child Rights Advisory Documentation and Legal Centre" (The CRADLE) and the "World Organisation Against Torture" (OMCT) and the Kenya Human Rights …

28 Feb 2005 description

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Internal armed conflict and the situation of women

Like most violence that occurs in the course of armed conflict, violence against women is not accidental. It is a weapon of war, a tool used to achieve military objectives such as ethnic cleansing, spreading political error, breaking the resistance of a community etc.