This chapter commences with an analysis of the ways women experience armed conflict. It then moves to examine the legal framework of IHL as it pertains to women, in particular the articles that provide specific protections. The range of other provisions, found in human rights law as well as resolutions from the Security Council and jurisprudence from international criminal enforcement mechanisms is then explored. Finally, the broader issue of gender and the laws of war is raised, leading to a conclusion that more work needs to be done to ensure protection of women continues to be a priority during times of armed conflict.
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