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Women and Armed Conflict

HUMANITY Women & Armed Conflict MPOWERING THE BEJING EPLATEORM FOR ACTION TURNS 20 EMPOWERING "Women are the best drivers of growth, the best hope for reconciliation in conflict and the best buffer against the radicalization of youth and the repetition of cycles of violence." - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director The destructive effects of conflict on women and girls: A snapshot Women and girls bear the brunt of many of the harmful consequences of armed violence. In the last two decades, the use of violence against women and girls during conflicts, and especially sexual violence, has become more visible. But aside from increased sexual violence, conflict exacerbates many inequalities that can last well after a war ends. Here are just a few examples. MATERNAL MORTALITY LAND RIGHTS Percentage of women with legal titles to land Deaths per 100,000 births Conflict & Global Conflict & Global Post-conflict Rate Post-conflict Rate 19% 531 210 9% Aggregate figure for 7 conflict and post-conflict countries Aggregate figure for 74 developed and developing countries EDUCATION CHILD MARRIAGE Net educational enrolment in Child marriage rates are primary school for girls among the world's highest in many conflict countries. Conflict & Global Post-conflict Rate 90% Percentage of women aged 20-24 who were married before age 18 73% 68% 52% 52% 55% SCHOOL Guinea South Mali Central Sudan African Republic Powerful women, powerful peace Sustainable peace Women must be full participants in: needs women's Peace negotiations Recovery programmes leadership and representation at all levels of Governments & Monitoring & implementation of parliaments peace agreements Security & justice decision-making. sectors Post-conflict planning Administration of public services Peacekeeping missions Transitional justice NGO "Protecting and empowering women during and after conflicts is one of the most important challenges of our time." Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General HUMANITY, #Beijing20 8+ @UN_Women /unwomen THE BEIJING PLATFORM FOR ACTION TURNS 20 Sources UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-agency Group (MME Info); Population Division's World Fertility Data, Interpolated Annual Indicators, 2012; Female Land Ownership, FAO, 2010; UNESCO Institute for Statistics (education data as of June 2014); Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women (Child Protection/Child Marriage), UNICEF; United Nations World Population Prospects, UN DESA, 2012 UN WOMEN E: Quote Video: Side by Side - Women, Peace and Security (Ban Ki-moon) Credits Vector icons: Flaticon; Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe (Ban Ki-moon) WOMEN PICTURE IT EMPOWERING N PICTURE IT, EMPOWERING WOMEN &

Women and Armed Conflict

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