Liberian Women Peacemakers: Fighting for the Right to be Seen, Heard and Counted

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Africa World Press, 2004 - History - 100 pages
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Women are usually seen as victims of wars, as indeed they are. But they are also peacemakers, so that the riches of their land may be invested in their children's education and health services and in agriculture and industry. In this book, Liberian women and men who were caught in the civil war between 1989 and 2003, tell their own stories of assisting the afflicted, feeding the hungry, pleading with trigger-happy young soldiers to stop the killing, seeking to heal trauma, taking to the streets in protest, and storming peace conferences "to speak plainly and forcefully about the destruction of families, communities and the nation." This book celebrates them.

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The 198997 Civil War and Women
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The Continuing Struggle for Peace and Gender justice
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Insights from Experience Sixteen Peace People Speak
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