MRG at the UN: Minority women face increased risks in conflict

Ann Blomberg, MRG’s Representative at the UN in Geneva, spoke at the recent session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues, drawing on the issue of meaningful participation of minority women in post-conflict peace-building processes.

She touched on the many risks women face in conflict situations, including being coerced into sex work to be able to support their families or when displaced. Women from minority communities especially are targeted due to both their gender and their ethnic, religious or cultural identity.

Find the full oral statement by MRG here or click on the link below to listen to Ann's intervention.

Photo: Nepalese minority women at a roundtable sponsored by MRG on Nepal's post-conflict Constitition building process

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Date: 03/02/2012

Categories:

UN Forum on Minority Issues
Violence/Conflict
Refugees/Displacement/Migrants
Women/Gender
War

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