Presentation Title

Repercussions of War on Women and Children

Presenter's Name(s)

Moirha SmithFollow

Abstract

The aftermath of war on civilians, especially as it pertains to women is not a well-researched area. Today 90% of people who die in war are civilians (Ashford &Huet-Vaughn, 2000, pg.186). Crime, homicide and domestic violence rise during war and remain after the war is over. War undermines the economy, diverts resources from public health and education. Refugees are forced to flee their homes and live in overcrowded camps without access to basic sanitation, where sexual assault and rapes are rampant. Rape and sexual violence are used as methods of warfare (United Nations, 2019). This research examines the long-term effects of war on civilians, subsequent generations, women, their rights, literacy and public health before and after the war in Iraq. The invasion of nations is a war on children, women and society, and repercussions extend further than the battlefield.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Dr.Lacey Sloan

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Global Studies

Primary Research Category

Social Sciences

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Repercussions of War on Women and Children

The aftermath of war on civilians, especially as it pertains to women is not a well-researched area. Today 90% of people who die in war are civilians (Ashford &Huet-Vaughn, 2000, pg.186). Crime, homicide and domestic violence rise during war and remain after the war is over. War undermines the economy, diverts resources from public health and education. Refugees are forced to flee their homes and live in overcrowded camps without access to basic sanitation, where sexual assault and rapes are rampant. Rape and sexual violence are used as methods of warfare (United Nations, 2019). This research examines the long-term effects of war on civilians, subsequent generations, women, their rights, literacy and public health before and after the war in Iraq. The invasion of nations is a war on children, women and society, and repercussions extend further than the battlefield.