Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states that women “shall be the object of special respect and protection”.
In 2011, in the Action Plan on Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups in Chad, signed by the Government of Chad and the United Nations Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism Task Force on Grave Violations against Children in Situations of Armed Conflict, the Government of Chad stated:
2.1 The Government of Chad specifically undertakes to fully and effectively implement the following provisions:
e) Immediately and unconditionally release all children associated with armed forces or armed groups …. [and f]acilitate their return and reintegration into their communities, while paying special attention to their gender and age, as well as to the specific … needs of girls and children born to the girls released from armed forces and armed groups.
f) Implement a concrete strategy to prevent the recruitment and use of children [by armed forces and armed groups]… [and] other violations and abuse of children by members of the armed forces, including gender-based violence.
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “If pregnant women or mothers with young children are arrested, detained or interned because of the conflict, their cases must be considered with the utmost priority.”
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states in relation to women: “In the case of conflict, the parties to the conflict must avoid them being sentenced to death, particularly if they are pregnant or have young children. Even if such a sentence is passed, it cannot be executed.”