Gender, Peacebuilding, and Reconstruction
Women are active players in reconciliation and post-conflict reconstruction processes. Moreover, sustainable peace depends on equal representation of all citizens in peacetime decision-making.This collection of articles explores conflict prevention through development projects in places where resources are scarce, and age-old agreements between groups come under strain. Other activities take place to arrest existing conflicts, by forming alliances across warring forces - the authors argue that women play a significant but underestimated role in this type of work. Most of their activities take place through grassroots organisations, due to their lack of access to formal decision-making. Traditional stereotypes of mothers and wives are invoked by many women to legitimise innovative conflict prevention strategies which men might otherwise question.Other articles here focus on women's efforts to build lasting peace through transforming old inequitable government structures into democratic institutions. International organisations and NGOs tend to limit their focus to women's welfare and protection in conflict and post-conflict situations, but they should focus as well on supporting women's attempts to gain access to leadership.
|Counter-revolutionary women: gender and reconciliation in post-war Nicaragua|
|Reconstructing fragile lives: girls' social reintegration in northern Uganda and Sierra Leone|
|Post-conflict programmes for women: lessons from the Kosovo Women's Initiative|
|Mainstreaming gender in conflict reduction: from challenge to opportunity|
|Promoting a gender-just peace: the roles of women teachers in peacebuilding and reconstruction|
|Gender, participation, and post-conflict planning in northern Sri Lanka|
|The gender dimensions of post-conflict reconstruction: an analytical framework for policymakers|
|Elaine Zuckerman and Marcia Greenberg|
|Building capacity to resolve conflict in communities: Oxfam experience in Rwanda|
|Sustaining peace, re-building livelihoods: the Gujarat Harmony Project|
|Compiled by Erin Leigh|
Caroline Sweetman was previously Editor of the international journal Gender & Development.
Sex, Security and Superhero(in)es: From 1325 to 1820 and Beyond
Shepherd, Laura J.
International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol. 13 (2011), Iss. 4 P.504https://doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2011.611659 [Citations: 92]
The objectified female body and the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria: Insights from IDP camps in Abuja
Agbaje, Funmilayo Idowu
African Security Review, Vol. 29 (2020), Iss. 1 P.3https://doi.org/10.1080/10246029.2020.1776348 [Citations: 1]
Interrogating women's peace work: community-based peacebuilding, gender, and savings' co-operatives in post-conflict Nepal
Community Development Journal, Vol. 50 (2015), Iss. 4 P.677https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsu065 [Citations: 3]
Feminist Perspectives on Post-riot Judicial Inquiry Commissions in India
Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol. 4 (2017), Iss. 2 P.196https://doi.org/10.1177/2347797017710747 [Citations: 0]