Legal Protection of Women and Female Children in Armed Conflicts and in Times of Transition in South-Eastern Europe

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163882
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Legal Protection of Women and Female Children in Armed Conflicts and in Times of Transition in South-Eastern Europe
Author(s):
Vinkovic, Mario; Mazur, Nives
Author Details:
Mario Vinkovic, Assistant Professor, Department of International Law, University of J.J. Strossmayer, Faculty of Law in Osijek, Osijek, Republic of Croatia, email: nmazur@net.hr; Nives Mazur
Abstract:
The impact of war on women and female children is not only a result of biological differences, but also of the different constraints and opportunities arising from their role in society. Deep-seated roots of trafficking for sexual exploitation and worst forms of child and forced labour may lie in poverty, but also in non-international and international armed conflicts, processes of transition and general patterns of discrimination against women and female children. This paper emphasizes the most common problems present both in times of war and peace, such as outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment, rape, forced prostitution, worst forms of child and forced labour, trafficking, sex slavery, various forms of indecent assault and other issues that need to be addressed as growing international problems, as well as phenomena of violating women's and female children's rights as it relates to international labour standards and international humanitarian law. Effects of hostilities are perceived through special legal protection based on the principle of differentiated treatment between men and women. The example of South-Eastern Europe shows that women and female children are the most vulnerable members of society affected by wars and post-war periods mostly because of their physiological specificity, traditional family roles and positions, overall poor economic situation (especially high unemployment rates that lead to trans-border illegal migrations) and insufficient legal and executive mechanisms for their protection in everyday life.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLegal Protection of Women and Female Children in Armed Conflicts and in Times of Transition in South-Eastern Europeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVinkovic, Marioen_US
dc.contributor.authorMazur, Nivesen_US
dc.author.detailsMario Vinkovic, Assistant Professor, Department of International Law, University of J.J. Strossmayer, Faculty of Law in Osijek, Osijek, Republic of Croatia, email: nmazur@net.hr; Nives Mazuren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163882-
dc.description.abstractThe impact of war on women and female children is not only a result of biological differences, but also of the different constraints and opportunities arising from their role in society. Deep-seated roots of trafficking for sexual exploitation and worst forms of child and forced labour may lie in poverty, but also in non-international and international armed conflicts, processes of transition and general patterns of discrimination against women and female children. This paper emphasizes the most common problems present both in times of war and peace, such as outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment, rape, forced prostitution, worst forms of child and forced labour, trafficking, sex slavery, various forms of indecent assault and other issues that need to be addressed as growing international problems, as well as phenomena of violating women's and female children's rights as it relates to international labour standards and international humanitarian law. Effects of hostilities are perceived through special legal protection based on the principle of differentiated treatment between men and women. The example of South-Eastern Europe shows that women and female children are the most vulnerable members of society affected by wars and post-war periods mostly because of their physiological specificity, traditional family roles and positions, overall poor economic situation (especially high unemployment rates that lead to trans-border illegal migrations) and insufficient legal and executive mechanisms for their protection in everyday life.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:13Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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