This book is an in-depth study of the vulnerable position of women in an increasingly violent society and considers the egregious violations of human dignity in armed conflict. The author aims to give voice to those who have been constrained to silence in the face of violation. Once we hear these cries, we can no longer turn away.
The aim of the book is to highlight the silent victim of armed conflict-The Woman. The book opens with an exploration of the unequal gender equation in a wider, historical context. The book highlights, with specific reference to the prevailing legal regime in India, the role that international laws and Conventions play in providing protection for women in armed conflict. The discussion of issues is strongly supported by international case studies of conflict situations and, specifically, gender based violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
The book examines the present legal provisions, their inadequacies and shortcomings, for which practical suggestions have also been made. A dialogue has commenced and the book aims to build upon the process.
The book has a special message sent by H.E. Judge Theodor Meron, President International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the foreword of the book is by Justice Mr. R.S. Pathak, Former Chief Justice of India and Former Judge International Court of Justice (The Hague).