Publications by Type: Web Article

CEDAW – Why an Optional Protocol?. UN Women. 2009. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An overview of the Optional Protocol and the different procedures within this mechanism. 

Annex to the Guidance Document: General and Specific Protection of Women under International Humanitarian Law. International Committee of the Red Cross. 2004. Publisher's VersionAbstract

This Annex includes both the general and specific protection afforded to women under international humanitarian law, meaning that some of the legal provisions apply equally to men and women without adverse distinction, while others apply exclusively to women. Although this table only refers to international humanitarian law, other bodies of law, such as human rights law, refugee law and domestic law also protect women in situations of armed conflict.