Today, December 10, we observe Human Rights Day, marking the 67th anniversary since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the end of the UN's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. It is a solemn reminder that individuals across the globe are still being robbed of their basic human rights including those of life, liberty and security, especially during times of war and conflict.
Women are hit especially hard in regions of ongoing conflict. Before, during and after conflict, women bear the brunt of the consequences of war. They are left as the providers and guardians, responsible for rebuilding their country one family at a time. Yet, they are often the most vulnerable casualties of war and conflict.
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