A Hidden Face of War

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The impact of conflict is rarely seen through the prism of reproductive health.

  • Isabelle Arradon
  • ICG

Yet women and girls routinely face sexual and gender-based violence during war and its aftermath, maternal mortality is endemic in conflict-affected areas and amplifying women’s voices is critical to removing risks to their well-being.

Krek 4dA few years ago, a woman in her sixties outside Banda Aceh in Indonesia told me about the rape and other torture she had endured during the conflict between the Free Aceh Movement and the government.

Beyond the psychological…

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