Women on the frontline
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Women on the frontline

If you have ever doubted that women suffer most from conflict and its effects, this short video will show you some figures that may make you think again.

Women on the frontline

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Estimated rapes in 1994

Rwanda genocide? 250-500,000

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Girls forced into marriage

before 18? 60 million

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Estimated female genital

mutilation victims? 140 million

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Annual human

trafficking numbers? 2.5 million

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Honour killings each year? 5,000

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Number of illiterate women?

Over 500 million

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Difference between women

and men’s wages? 17%

Women...

Peace...

Security...

It has become more dangerous

to be a woman fetching water

or collecting firewood

than a fighter on the frontline.

Margot Wallström, February 2012,

UN Special Representative

of the Secretary-General

on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Women on the frontline

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Estimated rapes in 1994

Rwanda genocide? 250-500,000

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Girls forced into marriage

before 18? 60 million

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Estimated female genital

mutilation victims? 140 million

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Annual human

trafficking numbers? 2.5 million

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Honour killings each year? 5,000

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Number of illiterate women?

Over 500 million

Women...

Peace...

Security...

Difference between women

and men’s wages? 17%

Women...

Peace...

Security...

It has become more dangerous

to be a woman fetching water

or collecting firewood

than a fighter on the frontline.

Margot Wallström, February 2012,

UN Special Representative

of the Secretary-General

on Sexual Violence in Conflict

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