Practice Relating to Rule 134. Women
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states: “Women [who have been] the victims of crimes or abuses of power … have the right to be treated with compassion and respect for their dignity … and to be protected from … intimidation and reprisals”.
In 2010, the History and Geography Textbook for 8th Grade, Djibouti’s Ministry of National Education and Higher Education, under the heading “Basic rules of IHL” and in a section on “Specific protection”, stated: “The specific needs of women affected by armed conflict – in terms of protection, health and assistance – must be respected.ˮ
In 2011, the History and Geography Textbook for 9th Grade, Djibouti’s Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, under the heading “Ethics of Debne warriors” [inhabitants of the Dikhil region in Djibouti], stated: “Spare vulnerable persons ([such as] women …) and release them.”