Women and children

Women and children

In situations of armed conflict it is vulnerable members of society, such as children, who fare the worst.

In recent conflicts more than 70% of casualties have been civilians, mostly women and children. Existing discrimination on the basis of gender is exacerbated during wartime. This can be seen in the specific effects of armed conflict on women.

Dr Daniele Viliunas

Position within MAPW: 
Coordinator, Queensland Branch

qld [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

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Current field of medicine: 


Special areas of interest: 
Dr Viliunas plays an active role in MAPW's international work with IPPNW

Dr Viliunas has taught at both secondary and post-graduate level, in Arts, Science, Environmental and Psychological Medicine; performed regular medical segments on radio and television; served on the Psychologists Board of Queensland, consulted to the Medical Board of Queensland, and provided mentoring and professional supervision. These experiences have all facilitated her appreciation of the subtlety and potency of legitimate authority and its capacity to influence in education and change. Dr. Viliunas' work has been in indigenous and trans-cultural medicine, psychiatry, specialist psychotherapy and medical ethics. Very different personal and cultural understandings of the interplay of heart, mind, spirit, society and place are everywhere. Yet the universality of human experience remains a fundamental motivator in her work with MAPW.

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