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

Brittain, Victoria (2002) Women in war and crisis zones: one key to Africa’s wars of underdevelopment. Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 21. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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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.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2002 Victoria Brittain
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Identification Number: 21
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 14:06

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