|Gender and HIV/AIDS: ICTR (International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda) challenges|
AUTHOR: F. Ngendahayo with S. Moledina
PUBLISHER: UN Division for the Advancement of Women, WHO, and UNAIDS for Expert Group Meeting on "The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and its Gender Implications" 13-17 November 2000 Windhoek, Namibia
The 1994 Genocide in Rwanda resulted in a number of women contracting HIV/AIDS, which subsequently has serious implications on human security and on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) justice process. This document traces the impact of ICTR on the lives of women who were victims of rape and violence, and highlights the definition of rape, defined for the first time in international law, as a component of genocide. The need to address gender violence and its impact on the spread of HIV/AIDS is critical.
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