Practice Relating to Rule 129. The Act of Displacement
Section A. Forced displacement
The Report on the Practice of Egypt states that Egypt has taken the position that forced displacement and expulsion “en masse
” should be prohibited in internal as well as in international armed conflicts.
Women and especially girls are particularly exposed to violence in conflict. Violence against women affects a third of all women globally. The violence is often amplified in areas affected by conflict. As we see in many parts of the world today, extremism and terrorism are prominent features of conflict situations, often constituting new kinds of threats to women’s rights and lives and causing flight and displacement. We need to prevent and combat these violations of women and girls’ fundamental human rights.