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by Meredeth Turshen,Clotilde Twagiramariya

eBook What Women Do in Wartime: Gender and Conflict in Africa download ISBN: 185649537X
Author: Meredeth Turshen,Clotilde Twagiramariya
Publisher: Zed Books (June 15, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 194
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Category: History
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vividly describes the extent to which women in wartime have.

London and New York: Zed Books Limited. This study of gender and conflict is both moving and. informative. vividly describes the extent to which women in wartime have. been stripped of their dignity and the impact that this has on. their family and on society as a whole.

Clotilde Twagiramariya works at the Center for Women's Global Leadership and in the Department of Urban Studies and Community Health, both at Rutgers.

The images which emerge are both powerful and disturbing. The book serves as an insistent testimony of the personal suffering, tragedy and degradation of warfare. International Affairs 'Provides a powerful delineation and analysis of women's experiences in civil wars, wars of liberation and their aftermath. Clotilde Twagiramariya works at the Center for Women's Global Leadership and in the Department of Urban Studies and Community Health, both at Rutgers. Series: What Women Do in War Time. Paperback: 192 pages.

The book profiles women's r This is the first book to describe and analyze the experience of women in African civil wars. A mixture of reportage, testimony and scholarship, the book includes contributions from women in Chad, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. The political context of these conflicts is outlined in an introduction to each chapter. The book profiles women's responses to war, as combatants as well as victims, and describes the groups women organize in the aftermath.

Gender and Conflict in Africa. Meredeth Turshen and Clotilde Twagiramariya. This remarkable book should be compulsory reading for anyone wanting to understand more about conflict and its impact on women and society as a whole. This work describes and analyzes the experience of women in African civil wars. A mixture of reportage, testimony and scholarship, it includes contributions from women in Chad, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. Comprehensive, readable and well referenced. Health and Policy Planning. The testimony provided in this book is vitally important.

The narrow approach taken in What Women Do in Wartime is part of a trend among those concerned with women’s issues.

Clearly these women need support; the book discusses some promising initiatives for providing it. Kulaya is a Mozambican psychological rehabilitation centre set up in 1995 to assist women and children damaged by violence. The narrow approach taken in What Women Do in Wartime is part of a trend among those concerned with women’s issues.

What Women Do in Wartime: Gender and Conflict in Africa. Because women often do the majority of agricultural work, some conflicts have witnessed armed groups attempting to stop women from being able to work, effectively cutting the food supply of the " enemy " (Turshen 1998). On the supply side, women's empowerment is a critical part of violence prevention in and outside of conflict. Reference: A Tale of Two Feminisms in International Relations? Feminist Political Economy and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. What Women Do in Wartime: Gender and Conflict in Africa. New York: Zed Books, 1998.

This is the first book to describe and analyze the experience of women in African civil wars.

Turshen, Meredeth,Twagiramariya, Clotilde Turshen, Meredeth,Twagiramariya, Clotilde. eds.

Turshen, Meredeth,Twagiramariya, Clotilde. Ed. (1998) What women do in wartime :gender and conflict in Africa London ; Zed Books, MLA Citation. Turshen, Meredeth,Twagiramariya, Clotilde. London : Zed Books, 1998. These citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style. Please use this display as a guideline and modify as needed. From: To: Optional Message: You must be logged in to Tag Records.

2 argue that violence against women still continues and even increases after men return form the battlefield (Turshen and Twagiramariya 1998). In reading many stories of women in wartime, I have been surprised by the unexpected changes in gender relations as a result of war that women have reported.

This is the first book to describe and analyze the experience of women in African civil wars. A mixture of reportage, testimony and scholarship, the book includes contributions from women in Chad, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. The political context of these conflicts is outlined in an introduction to each chapter. The book profiles women's responses to war, as combatants as well as victims, and describes the groups women organize in the aftermath. The first book to examine rape and other forms of gendered political violence in African civil wars, this extraordinary volume is also about women taking action for change.