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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The ICRC has a legal mandate from the international community. That mandate has two sources: the Geneva Conventions, which task the ICRC with visiting prisoners, organizing relief operations, re-uniting separated families and similar humanitarian activities during armed conflicts; the ICRC's Statutes, which encourage it to undertake similar work in situations of internal violence, where the Geneva Conventions do not apply. The Geneva Conventions are binding instruments of international law, applicable worldwide. The ICRC Statutes are adopted at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which takes place every four years, and at which States that are party to the Geneva Conventions take part, thereby conferring a quasi-legal or “soft law” status on the Statutes.  Website: www.icrc.org/
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Kenya: Hope for women after Lamu attack

7 March 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Women in Armed Violence in Africa

August 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Azerbaijan: the story of a woman left behind

5 July 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Iraq: working to achieve a brighter future for women heading households

8 March 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Nepal: women and their missing relatives

6 March 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Iraq: helping women in their struggle to feed their families

24 August 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Iraq: Women struggle to make ends meet

30 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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