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State of the World's Mothers 2003: Protecting Women and Children in War and Conflict, May 2003

State of the World's Mothers 2003: Protecting Women and Children in War and Conflict, May 2003

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More than 40 conflicts are now being waged around the world, and the majority of those who are injured, displaced, traumatized and killed are mothers and children.
Experts have become adept over the years – aided by first-hand knowledge, new research and advances in technology– at predicting where and how armed conflict is likely to erupt, often with chilling accuracy. But early knowledge of impending emergency often does not lead to early action. Prior to the tragedies in Kosovo, Rwanda and Somalia, for example, there was awareness in humanitarian circles that violence and misery on a horrific scale was about to be unleashed. But there was not broad public awareness of the coming catastrophes, nor were there sufficient political will and funding to protect innocent civilians.
More than 40 conflicts are now being waged around the world, and the majority of those who are injured, displaced, traumatized and killed are mothers and children.
Experts have become adept over the years – aided by first-hand knowledge, new research and advances in technology– at predicting where and how armed conflict is likely to erupt, often with chilling accuracy. But early knowledge of impending emergency often does not lead to early action. Prior to the tragedies in Kosovo, Rwanda and Somalia, for example, there was awareness in humanitarian circles that violence and misery on a horrific scale was about to be unleashed. But there was not broad public awareness of the coming catastrophes, nor were there sufficient political will and funding to protect innocent civilians.

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2003 
Protecting Women and Children in War and Conflict
State of the
World’s Mothers 
 
Contents
Letter from the President
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2Foreword by Kim Phuc
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3Executive Summary 
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4 Wars Against Women and Children:
The Ones You Know About and the Ones You Don’t 
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8Conflict Protection Scorecard:
 A Powerful Tool to Prevent Human Suffering 
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12Protecting the
Women and Children of Iraq 
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26Take Action Now:
 Join Our One World, One Wish Campaign 
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27 Appendix:
The Complete Mothers’ Index & Country Rankings 
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32Endnotes
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Save the Children is a leading international nonprofit children’s relief and development organization working in more than 40 countries,including the United States.Our mission is to create positive and lastingchange in the lives of children in need.Save the Children is a member of the International Save the ChildrenAlliance,comprising more than 29 independent Save the Children national organizations working in morethan 120 countries to ensure the well-being of children everywhere.
State of the World’s Mothers 2003
was published with generous support from the David and Lucile PackardFoundation,
 Marie Claire
magazine,DKNY,the United Nations Foundation and the Fashion AccessoriesBenefit Ball (FABB).
© Save the Children,May 2003ISBN 1-888393-15-7The women’s and children’s stories in this report are real but some names have been changed to protect identities.
 
1Save the Children
In commemoration of Mother’s Day,Save the Children is publishing its fourthannual
State of the World’s Mothers
report.By focusing on the tens of millionsof mothers and children whose lives have been disrupted by war and armedconflict,this report helps to bring attention to the critical protection needs in war-torn communities around the world.It also suggests actions required tosupport women who are raising the world’s future generations under the mosthorrific conditions imaginable,and to shield children from the most brutalexcesses of war.
Protecting Women and Children
in War and Conflict 

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