Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Editor Schnabel, Albrecht
Title Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Publication Date 2012 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages 386 pages Language eng Abstract
Women are among the most competent, yet marginalized, unnoticed and underutilized actors in efforts to rebuild war-torn societies. Opportunities for sustainable peacebuilding are lost - and sustainable peace is at risk - when significant stakeholders in a society's future peace and conflict architecture are excluded from efforts to heal the wounds of war and build a new society and a new state. The contributors to this book draw on comparative case and country studies from post-conflict contexts in different parts of world to offer their insights into frameworks for understanding women as both victims and peacebuilders, to trace the road that women take from victimhood to empowerment and to highlight the essential partnerships between women and children and how they contribute to peace. The authors examine the roles of women in political and security institutions.
Copyright Holder UNU Copyright Year 2012 Copyright type Creative commons ISBN 9789280812015
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