ICRC materials are
available from the International Committee of the Red Cross,
19 avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.
materials are available from the International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, P.O. Box 372, CH-1211
Geneva 19, Switzerland.
www.icrc.org for the ICRC
www.ifrc.org for the
Women and war
Thousands of women all over the world suffer the traumas of
war - widowed, displaced, detained, separated from loved ones,
victims of violence and injury. Usually innocent civilians
caught in the crossfire, women very often show resourcefulness
and resilience in coping with the destruction caused to their
lives. They also take an active part in war as combatants.
International humanitarian law provides extensive protection
for women in war, whether as civilians or captured combatants.
If these rules were better observed, women's suffering would
be much less. This short publication illustrates the main ways
in which women are affected by war, and outlines some of the
initiatives recently undertaken by the ICRC - notably, a
study, a pledge and a decision to formulate guidelines.
Available from the ICRC in English.
Annual Report 1999
The Federation report looks back at a very demanding year,
from the earthquakes and floods in Asia, Europe and Latin
America to the Kosovo crisis. In more than 50 pages, it highlights
the challenges faced and the humanitarian action taken. It
also covers the 'quiet revolution' the Federation went through,
its assistance in strengthening National Societies, and what
it was able to do with a record level of funding.
Available from the Federation in English, French, Spanish
and Arabic, or consult the Federation
Annual Report 99
The ICRC's Annual Report 1999 gives detailed accounts of activities
carried out in the field, followed by a round-up of developments in the
domain of international law, dissemination, communication and the Movement.
It also contains the organization's audited financial tables.
Available from the ICRC in English
and French. Sfr. 12.
Partnerships in profile
This profiles 147 National Societies and provides an 'honest photograph'
of their activities, capacities and needs. The aim is to share the available
knowledge in order to encourage societies to work together and support one
another more closely, and also to foster cooperation with other
The third edition in six years, it includes for the first time many National
Societies from industrialized countries, showing what they
do to improve the lives of vulnerable people at home and abroad.
Available in English from the Federation. Sfr. 20.
All profiles are on the Federation
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