The aftermath: women in post-conflict transformation

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Zed Books, 2001 - Social Science - 258 pages
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What happens to women in the aftermath of war and internal conflict? This book asserts that the post-war period is too late for women to transform patriarchal gender relations; the foundations for change must be built during conflict. The Contributors analyze what women endure and what they construct during and after conflict, what obstacles they encounter in their search for autonomy and what bonds of solidarity they create in building peace.

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Contents

There Is No Aftermath for Women
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Women in Conflicts Their Gains and Their Losses
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Violence against Women in the Aftermath
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Meredeth Turshen teaches Gender and Development and Third World Social Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.

Sheila Meintjes is Senior Lecturer in Political Studies, and co-ordinator of the Gender Studies Programme in the Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa.

Anu Pillay is a gender and development practitioner and winner of South Africa MaAfrika award in 1996 for social contribution.

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