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Author Mertus, Julie, 1963-

Title War's offensive on women : the humanitarian challenge in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan / Julie A. Mertus ; with a case study by Judy A. Benjamin
Published West Hartford, Conn. : Kumarian Press, 2000


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 MELB  362.87 Mer/Woo  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 157 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introducing a Gender Perspective in Humanitarian Action -- 2. Applying a Gender Perspective -- Bosnia-Herzegovina: Uprooted Women -- Kosovo: Uprooted Women and Children -- Afghanistan: Women Survivors of War under the Taliban -- Conclusion: Three Stages of Inquiry -- 3. Clarifying the Legal Framework -- Historical Treatment of Gender in Conflict -- Humanitarian and Refugee Law -- Human Rights Law -- 4. Looking Ahead -- Trend 1: Creation of Gender Policies and Gender Strategies -- Trend 2: Increased Organizational Awareness of Gender and Human Rights -- Trend 3: Integration of Gender into Agency activities -- Trend 4: Programmatic Innovations Pertaining to Gender -- Trend 5: Supporting International Activities as Triggers for Change -- Trend 6: Development of Nomenclature -- Trend 7: Tensions between Agency Policies and Operational Constraints -- Trend 8: Increasing Advocacy Activities
Analysis Women
Humanitarian aid
Postwar reconstruction
Human rights
International law
Case studies
Overseas item
Notes "For the Humanitarianism and War Project"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-147) and index
Subject Kosovo War, 1998-1999 -- Women.
War relief.
Women -- Crimes against.
Women and war -- History -- 20th century.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Women.
Women -- Afghanistan.
Kosovo (Republic) -- History -- Civil War, 1998- -- Women
Author Benjamin, Judy A.
Humanitarianism and War Project.
LC no. 00056833
ISBN 1565491181 cloth alkaline paper
1565491173 paperback alkaline paper