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  • Promoting healthier living among Afghanistan's urban poor

    The ICRC's 'Environmental Health and Sanitation' programme is helping improve the health of the urban poor in Afghanistan by raising awareness about hygiene. To date, around 14,000 households have been visited

    • 2004-04-29
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • A voice for Sri Lanka's war widows

    Although Sri Lanka is recovering from over two decades of civil war, the suffering continues for thousands of families, many of them headed by women. The ICRC's Marçal Izard sent this report. A voice for Sri

    • 2005-03-08
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • An African woman's journey

    Between the horrors of the Rwandan genocide and starting a new life in Europe, Médiatrice Nsekalije has overcome many obstacles. Today she works at the headquarters of the ICRC in Geneva. Through thick and thin

    • 2005-10-28
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • New Delhi: women and violence in the picture

    Art students in New Delhi were recently given the opportunity of producing work on the theme "Women, violence and international humanitarian law". Their offerings were displayed at an exhibition co-sponsored by

    • 2005-05-08
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Afghanistan: women play a key role in improving lives

    Women are playing an important part in helping their fellow Afghans overcome decades of conflict, while trying to create new opportunities and improved services in the country. A series of portraits focuses on

    • 2005-04-07
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Congo-Kinshasa: the ICRC provides support for victims of sexual violence

    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), women and young girls regularly become victims of sexual violence inflicted by bearers of arms. Amalia Larralde, an ICRC nurse who is based in the country explains

    • 2006-03-02
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Kashmir: healthcare for women and children

    Sarah Baumgartner, a Swiss nurse and an ICRC delegate, recently returned from a remote region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir where she spent six weeks working in a clinic specifically targeted at women and

    • 2006-03-06
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Yemen: helping female detainees and refugees

    The ICRC, in partnership with the Yemeni Red Crescent, is providing vocational training for female detainees giving them an opportunity to reintegrate into society after completion of their sentences. The

    • 2006-03-06
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Afghanistan: on the frontline of health care

    Sharifa Seddiqi is a most unusual woman. Not only is she the sole female surgeon in Afghanistan's war-ravaged southern province of Kandahar, she also runs Mirwais hospital in Kandahar, the main hospital in the

    • 2007-10-31
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Eastern DRC: widespread sexual violence against women threatens families

    Countless women in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have fallen prey to sexual violence carried out by armed bands. The ICRC provides support to local groups which help traumatized women recover

    • 2007-12-20
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Women in Iraq: “Like being inside a big prison”

    The plight of women in Iraq is of growing concern, with increasing reports of murders, rapes and kidnappings, as well as general intimidation and oppression. Three Iraqi women give their views on living under

    • 2007-02-27
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Sierra Leone: shelter-for-war-widows brings hope to a woman

    The war in Sierra Leone displaced hundreds of thousands of victims, the majority of whom fled to neighbouring Guinea and Liberia. They left behind a plethora of humanitarian problems, including wanton

    • 2007-01-31
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Uganda: a lesson in courage given by women

    In northern Uganda, almost 1.5 million people, most of whom are Acholis, have had to abandon their villages and their fields and seek refuge in camps for internally displaced persons. Some of them have been

    • 2007-02-27
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Iran: long years of incertitude and anguish

    During the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88, tens of thousands of soldiers went missing on both sides. In Iran alone, the families of some 11,000 people continue to wait for news. Close-up on three Iranian women who

    • 2008-02-29
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Peru: "my hope and my reason for existing"

    In the 1980s and 1990s, Peru experienced an internal armed conflict between the army and police on one hand and insurgent groups on the other. It is now estimated that some 13,000 people went missing during

    • 2008-02-29
    • Feature
    • Archived page
  • Sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: victims on trial

    Over the past 10 years, rape and sexual assault have been perpetrated on a regular basis by armed groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In recent years, sexual violence has also been

    • 2007-12-20
    • Interview
    • Archived page
  • Women displaced by war

    On the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March), Florence Tercier, ICRC's women and war adviser, explains why the plight of displaced women is a particularly difficult one. On the occasion of

    • 2007-02-26
    • Interview
    • Archived page
  • Beijing: women in war

    06-09-1995 News Release 36 Because women - and children - are all too often the primary non-military victims of conflict, the ICRC has sent a delegation to the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women

    • 1995-09-06
    • News Release
    • Archived page
  • Statement by Mr Jakob Kellenberger, President of the ICRC, on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March 2001

    Statement by Mr Jakob Kellenberger, President of the ICRC, on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March 2001 08-03-2001 News Release 01/06 Geneva (ICRC) - On this year's International Women’s Day, 8

    • 2001-03-08
    • News Release
    • Archived page
    • serialno
  • Women and War - project

    08-03-2001 News Release 01/09 The programme to assist the Ogoo association is one of many put in place by delegations around the world in response to guidelines that have come out of the ICRC's Women and War

    • 2001-03-08
    • News Release
    • Archived page
    • serialno
  • ICRC publishes study on women in wartime

    ICRC publishes study on women in wartime 17-10-2001 News Release 01/44 Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is today publishing Women Facing War , a study on the impact of armed

    • 2001-10-17
    • News Release
    • Archived page
    • serialno
  • Liberia: Women: prime victims of armed conflict

    Liberia: Women: prime victims of armed conflict 09-08-2001 News Release 01/31 Korto and her sister Suah are reunited in the displaced camp of TV Tower in Liberia. ICRC - Roland Sidler Refugee Sierra-Leonese

    • 2001-08-09
    • News Release
    • Archived page
    • serialno
  • Arab version of "Women facing War" study launched

    Geneva/Amman (ICRC) – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Chair of the Second Arab Women Summit, launched in Amman today the study Women facing War in Arabic. Arab version of "Women facing War" study launched

    • 2002-11-25
    • News Release
    • Archived page
    • serialno
  • International Women's Day: Working with women affected by war

    What factors increase the risk of sexual violence for women in wartime? What problems must women cope with when the family breadwinner goes missing? Why is it important to facilitate family visits for detained

    • 2004-03-05
    • News Release
    • Archived page
    • serialno
  • Women combatants and the promotion of humanitarian rules - round tables held in Geneva

    A series of round-table meetings was held in Geneva last week to discuss how women combatants can help promote humanitarian rules. At the invitation of the organization Geneva Call, women belonging to non-State

    • 2004-09-02
    • News Release
    • Archived page

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