Defying Victimhood : Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

TitleDefying Victimhood : Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSchnabel, Albrecht, and Anara Tabyshalieva
Number of Pages405

Defying Victimhood is an important contribution to the study of modern war-torn societies, concentrating on the effect of conflict on women. The main theme of the book is to look beyond women solely as victims of war while at the same time recognizing that they continue to bear the brunt of its violence, both during active conflict and afterward, as peace building is undertaken. The authors present and evaluate a number of case studies of women in postconflict societies spanning roughly the decade between 1995 and 2005. These case studies review the effects of conflict involving women in the Balkans, Burundi, Cambodia, Macedonia, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, and Timor-Leste. They focus not only on the violent effects of war as they relate to women but also on examples of women actively engaging in efforts to build a lasting peace, whether at the grassroots level in their own communities, on a larger scale in their national governments, or internationally in the global justice community.

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HQ1240 -- .D44 2012eb