CEDAW - Thematic briefing on ‘Women and Armed Conflict’

03 May 2009

To further the discourse regarding the protection and promotion of women’s human rights in situations of conflict, post conflict and in societies in transition, various national and international women’s rights organisations have engaged the CEDAW Committee in a process of dialogue in the hope of creating a General Comment regarding the advancement of women’s human rights in conflict affected areas. In so doing, it is hoped that this General Comment will act complimentary to and further the existing Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820 addressing women affected by conflict.