Development, Women, and War: Feminist Perspectives

TitleDevelopment, Women, and War: Feminist Perspectives
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
Series EditorAfshar, Haleh, and Deborah Eade
Number of Pages397
CityOxford, UK

Policy makers, practitioners, and academics discuss long-running conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. They highlight the shared experiences of women, and their potential to contribute both to war and to peace. Chapters survey feminist approaches to peace building and conflict resolution, and present concrete policy measures to achieve these ends. Underlying all the essays in this volume is a sense of the need to understand gendered power relations and the dynamics of social change.

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Preface (Deborah Eade) (p. x)
Part 1.
Introduction: War and peace: what do women contribute? (Haleh Afshar) (p. 1)
The 'sex war' and other wars: towards a feminist approach to peace building (Donna Pankhurst) (p. 8)
Women and wars: some trajectories towards a feminist peace (Haleh Afshar) (p. 43)
Developing policy on integration and re/construction in Kosova (Chris Corrin) (p. 60)
Kosovo: missed opportunities, lessons for the future (Lesley Abdela) (p. 87)
Training the uniforms: gender and peacekeeping operations (Angela Mackay) (p. 100)
Palestinian women, violence, and the peace process (Maria Holt) (p. 109)
Women and conflict transformation: influences, roles, and experiences (Ann Jordan) (p. 133)
Fused in combat: gender relations and armed conflict (Judy El-Bushra) (p. 152)
Women in Afghanistan: passive victims of the borga or active social participants? (Elaheh Rostami Povey) (p. 172)
Part 2.
Introduction: Peace and reconstruction: agency and agencies (Deborah Eade) (p. 188)
Relief agencies and moral standing in war: principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and solidarity (Hugo Slim) (p. 195)
Aid: a mixed blessing (Mary B. Anderson) (p. 212)
Women and war: protection through empowerment in El Salvador (Martha Thompson and Deborah Eade) (p. 220)
Sustainable peace building in the South: experiences from Latin America (Jenny Pearce) (p. 238)
Training for peace (Glenda Caine) (p. 267)
Making peace as development practice (Sumaya Farhat-Naser and Gila Svirsky) (p. 272)
Building bridges for peace (Rola Hamed) (p. 294)
Human security and reconstruction efforts in Rwanda: impact on the lives of women (Myriam Gervais) (p. 301)
Mission impossible: gender, conflict, and Oxfam GB (Suzanne Williams) (p. 315)

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