WFWPI Statement to 35th Human Rights Council

By: WFWPI Geneva Office

Migrant Women and Mental Health

Written statement* submitted by the Women's Federation for World Peace International, a non-governmental organization in general consultative status

Mothers are the cornerstone of society and essential to conflict resolution, peacebuilding and the nurturing of the next generation of leaders. Too often they are targets of aggression and sexual violence during flight and conflict. Among women victims of human rights abuses, one of the most vulnerable groups is forced migrants or Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). A pervasive repercussion of the extended stress and trauma of homelessness and all its insecurities is severe degradation of psychological and spiritual well being of victims.

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