Promoting Women’s Participation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies

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August 1, 2010

Promoting Women’s Participation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies

It is widely recognized that women bear a heavy burden in conflict and post conflict societies, both directly through violence perpetrated against themselves and their families and as survivors attempting to reconstruct destroyed communities. There is also growing recognition of women as ‘agents of change’ skillfully reshaping and rebuilding communities affected by conflict.
 
As this report attests, women worldwide – as government representatives, activists, leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and women’s networks and other concerned citizens - have persevered through threats and conditions of violence to initiate transformative processes within conflict and post conflict societies.
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Author: 
Kavitha Suthanthiraraj, Cristina Ayo
Publisher: 
Global Action to Prevent War; NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Publication year: 
2010