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Title: Armed conflicts and the security of women
Authors: Jarbawi, Ali 
Khalil, Asem 
Keywords: Women and war;International humanitarian law;Women's rights (International law)
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Arab Women Organisation
Source: Jarbawi, Ali and Asem Khalil. “Armed Conflicts and the Security of Women.” In: Women in the Concept and Issues of Human Security: Arab and International Perspectives, Vol. II. Eds. Bahgat Korany, Hania Sholkamy and Maya Morsy. Cairo: Arab Women Organisation, 2010, pp.61-88 (with Ali Jarbawi).
Abstract: Since the dawn of time, humankind has been situated in a dialectical conflict between good and evil. Humanity has always sought to achieve the values of justice, security, safety and stability for all human beings, both within their own communities as well as with other communities. All people are equal and deserve to live in dignity and in a manner that safeguards their full and integral humanity, without discrimination or prejudice. However, due to limited resources, these values of humanity have and continue to clash with the needs of both societies themselves and the relationships between societies, resulting in a perpetual struggle to take control of as many resources as possible. The bitter but real result of such a struggle has been the division of humans into contentious and hostile nations, classes and groups. As some groups have appropriated a larger portion of resources than others, opportunities and capacities have been disproportionately distributed. Instead of all members of the human family achieving justice, equality, security and safety, some groups have arguably achieved these values at the expense of others, thereby consolidating discrepancies, discrimination and exploitation, creating a parallel track of fortunate and vulnerable and marginalised groups
Description: Paper presented in the conference titled : Women in the Concept and Issues of Human Security Arab and International Perspectives Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Arab Women Organisation : Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11-13 November 2008 ; editors Bahgat Korany, Hania Sholkamy, Maya Morsy, chapter 2, p. 61-88
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