The end of the cold war has resulted in international changes and diminished competition between the Super-Powers. Although the threat of global conflict has been reduced, wars of aggression, armed conflicts, civil wars and terrorism continue to plague many parts of the world.

Grave violations of the human rights of women occur, particularly in times of armed conflict and ethnic cleansing. These include; murder, torture, systematic rape, forced pregnancy and forced abortion.

An education system that introduces and promotes training in peaceful conflict resolution is sin quo non to a viable social development agenda for the next century.


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