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The situation facing refugees and other forced migrants is one of the most serious of this century of displacement. Today, we speak of 20 to 23 million refugees and of 24 to 25 million internally displaced persons. It is well known that women and children now represent 80 to 90 percent of these numbers ( Jack 1996: 11). Few, however, appreciate that the majority of these migrant women and children are Muslim. Not only are the human rights of most of these female Muslim refugees not guaranteed, the very violation of their rights has become a well-institutionalized dimension of war. All four main terms in the title of this chapter ("human rights," "refugees," "women," and "Muslim") have something in common: their conceptual ambiguity and inconsistent usage. This can lead to much practical confusion and to inadequate legal and physical protection for members of this large population. It is important to reflect on this association of terms and to analyze each one individually. Introduction The situation facing refugees and other forced migrants is one of the most serious of this century of displacement. Today, we speak of 20 to 23 million refugees and of 24 to 25 million internally displaced persons. It is well know
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