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By Rona M. Fields (auth.)

Responding to the specific destruction of ladies, Fields argues for setting up Gender as a safe type less than the Genocide conference. circumstances are explored, traditionally, anthropologically, psychologically and sociologically, from the author's box learn, in addition to makes a speciality of morbidity, mortality and demographic documentation data.

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When I married him I didn’t know he had a problem. He didn’t have a job and always slept and sometimes I saw his eyes red, I didn’t know what drug symptoms were. Then I found out he was on drugs. He treated me a little better than the others did but he, too, was beating me. When it was time to go to immigration I didn’t know I had to go and so I didn’t go and then I was in trouble. They asked me to leave the country. My husband was on drugs on the street and when they asked me to leave the country I was pregnant with my seventh child.

Tribal and ethnic rivalries were manipulated by colonial powers all over Africa and Asia. The residual consequences are etched on the bodies of women—the most vulnerable and helpless. Echoes of these horrors resonate in the United States and Western Europe. Women flee for asylum with their girl children to these countries to save their daughters from child marriages, themselves from the patriarchal punitive polygamous practices, and often now o save their children from genital mutilation. The United States and several Western European countries have set jurisprudential precedents granting asylum to these seekers.

Of course, competition for these resources fuels wars, drought, and famine. Blood Diamonds became an international issue as Charles Taylor, once ruler of Liberia, used diamonds mined in West Africa to purchase weapons and armies that established and then expanded his hegemony over Liberia and Sierra Leone. He has now been sentenced by the World Court in The Hague to life in prison for his crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone. He conducted the same crimes as leader in Liberia but is unlikely to face adjudication or penalties for those atrocities, in part, because Liberia is a very fragile democracy and remains fractionated on tribal and political party lines.

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