Experiences of women war-torture survivors in Uganda: Implications for health and human rights

Angela Marshall, Helen Liebling-Kalifani

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    Abstract

    Several parts of the world have experienced armed conflicts and continue to experience them. It is evident from history that women are the ones who bear the brunt of armed conflicts. In recent years, violence against women in armed conflicts has received much attention. Modern day conflicts have a devastating effect on women's lives. How armed conflicts change the lives of women and transform their whole existence is a matter of serious concern. Besides, armed conflicts disrupt essential social services, on which women depend. Women's concerns during- and post-armed conflicts need to be addressed. However, women are underrepresented in decision-making forums related to conflict prevention and peace building. Post-conflict reconstruction and rehabilitation are essential in providing means of livelihood to these women for their sustenance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWomen and Armed Conflicts: consequences and coping mechanisms
    EditorsS.K. Multani
    Place of PublicationHyderabad, India
    PublisherIcfai University Press
    ISBN (Print)9788131421352
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • women
    • armed conflicts
    • war survivors
    • Uganda

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    Marshall, A., & Liebling-Kalifani, H. (2009). Experiences of women war-torture survivors in Uganda: Implications for health and human rights. In S. K. Multani (Ed.), Women and Armed Conflicts: consequences and coping mechanisms Hyderabad, India: Icfai University Press.