Women take an active part in conflict everywhere – in combat roles, providing medical support reporting on conflict as journalists and photographers, and in a thousand other ways. But they experience the consequences of war very differently from men. With their children, they are the most vulnerable refugees. And while more men than women die as a consequence of conflict-related violence, according to UN Women, rape is often used as a weapon of war and violence perpetrated by intimate partner usually increases in post-conflict situations. This session will include one of the winners of this years Anna Politskovskaya award (founded to recognise the lives and achievements of women journalists who, like Anna, risk their lives to report on conflict) activist Gulalai Ismail (Pakistan) and will also acknowledge the work of Jamalida Begum a young Rohingya woman survivor of rape by the military, who is currently a refugee in Bangladesh, who bravely spoke out about her and other women's rape and torture.