women and post-conflict peacebuilding
ed. by Albrecht Schnabel ; Anara Tabyshalieva
XVIII, 386 p.
"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 studies 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 survival and peace. Drawing particularly on African cases, the authors examine national and global efforts to right past wrongs as well as the roles of women in political and security institutions. They argue that, for women in post-conflict societies, "defying victimhood" means being an activist, peacebuilder and -- above all -- a full participant in post-war social, economic, political and security structures, access to which all too often has unjustly and unwisely been denied."-- P.  of cover.
Figures and tables -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Forgone opportunities : the marginalization of women's contributions to post-conflict peacebuilding / Albrecht Schnabel and Anara Tabyshalieva -- Frameworks for understanding women as victims and peacebuilders / Lisa Schirch -- From victimhood to empowerment : patterns and changes -- Mass crimes and resilience of women : a cross-national perspective / Krishna Kumar -- Victimization, empowerment and the impact of un peacekeeping missions on women and children : lessons from cambodia and timor-leste / Sumie Nakaya -- Frontline peacebuilding : women's reconstruction initiatives in burundi / Rose M. Kadende-Kaiser -- Women and children : essential partnership of survival and peace -- Women and children in the post-cold war balkans : concerns and responses / Constantine P. Danopoulos, Konstantinos S. Skandalis, and Zlatko Isakovic --
Contents: Emerging from poverty as champions of change : women and children in post-war tajikistan / Svetlana Sharipova and Hermine De Soto -- Young mothers as agents of peacebuilding : lessons from an early childcare and development project in macedonia / Deborah Davis -- Putting good intentions into practice : national and global efforts to right past wrongs -- Gender and transitional justice experiences from south africa, rwanda and sierra leone / Lyn S. Graybill -- Empowering women to promote peace and security from the global to the local : during and implementing un security council resolution 1325 / Ancil Adrian-Paul -- Deconstructing victimhood: women in political and security institutions -- State-building or survival in post-conflict and conflict situations? : a peacebuilding perspective on palestinian women's contributions to ending the israeli occupation / Vanessa Farr --
Contents: Women's participation in political decision-making and recovery processes in post-conflict lebanon / Kari H. KaramA? -- Combating stereotypes : female security personnel in post-conflict contexts / Kristin Valasek -- Conclusion -- Defying victimhood : women as activists and peacebuilders / Anara Tabyshalieva and Albrecht Schnabel -- Index.
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