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Women in war and crisis zones: one key to Africa’s wars of underdevelopment

By Victoria Brittain

Abstract

The paper draws on research in war and post-war situations in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, Colombia and Palestine to illustrate how modern wars have a disproportionate impact on women in patterns common to all continents. It underlines findings by many international organisations about the key role women could play in peace-building or reconciliation, but argues that this will not be possible without new imaginative interventions in areas such as justice and psycho-social health, and without a shift in gender power relations in many areas

Topics: HQ The family. Marriage. Woman, JZ International relations
Publisher: Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:28270
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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