Victims, Perpetrators Or Actors?: Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence

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Caroline N. O. Moser, Fiona Clark
Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 6, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 243 pages
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Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence, as well as the higher profile of many 'simmering' confrontations, provide critical challenges for development theorists and practitioners. While numerous countries have endured decades of armed conflict, others live under the permanent menace of political violence. When peace accords are signed, economic and social violence often increase, particularly during the fragile transition to 'permanent' peace. Throughout, the gendered impacts of armed conflict and political violence are key issues. The objective of this book is to provide a holistic analysis of the gendered nature of armed conflict and political violence, and a broader understanding of the complex, changing roles and power relations between women and men during such circumstances. Currently armed conflict and political violence are predominantly viewed as 'male domains', perpetrated by men, whether as armed forces, guerilla groups, paramilitaries or peacemakers. The unavoidable, or deliberate, involvement of women has received far less attention with a tendency to portray a simplistic division of roles between men as aggressors, and women as victims, particularly of sexual abuse. Consequently the gendered causes, costs and consequences of violent conflicts have been at best underrepresented, while more often misrepresented.Through empirical case studies from different regions of the world written by authors from both North and South, the book aims to address four key issues; first, that men and women are both actors and victims throughout violent conflict; second, that the stages of conflict (pre, during and post) are all parts of a complex iterative process rather than self-contained phases with gendered implications throughout; third, that political, economic and social violence form a continuum with their impact requiring gender analysis; and fourth that local, community organizations run and managed by women play a key role throughout conflict situations not only for the provision of basic needs, but also occupying 'advocacy space', and fostering the trust and collaboration - the 'social capital' - that are so critical in reconciliation processes.
  

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Introduction
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The Gendered Dynamics of Armed Conflict and
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An Analysis of
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Sexual Violence and the
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Rethinking Womens Struggles in IsraelPalestine and
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New Challenges
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War and Untold Stories
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Terror Displacement and
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Women Discrimination
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Testimonies of Gender and
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Bibliography
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Index
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Caroline Moser is Lead Specialist Social Development, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Department, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank, Washington, DC, and Initiator of the Urban Peace Program. Previously Lecturer in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries at London School of Economics. Publications include 'Gender Planning and Development: Theory, Practice and Training' (Routledge,1993) and 'Women, Human Settlements and Housing' (co-editor with Linda Peake) (Tavistock,1987). She is currently attached to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. Fiona Clark has an MA in Gender Analysis from the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, she has been working in the Urban Peace Program since early 1999, and under Caroline Moser organised the conference on Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence at the World Bank in June 1999, which forms part of the genesis of this book. Previous research also includes gender, social exclusion, and lifecycle in Peru and Latin America as a whole.

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