Women and Armed Conflicts
The december 2015 session of the Joint IHL Forum was held on December 16, 2015. Adv. Edwards Christie discused the ways in which women are particularly affected by armed conflict, some of their specific vulnerabilities, and the ways in which the law does (or does not) provide protections for crimes of sexual violence in conflict.
Adv. Christie Edwards is the Director of International Humanitarian Law at the American Red Cross leading the organization’s legal education and public outreach efforts on IHL. Christie also serves as the Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG).