Women Waging War and Peace

Author: Sandra I. Cheldelin,Maneshka Eliatamby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441160213

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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The essays examine how women actively contribute not only to conflict, but also to peace and social change in diverse contexts around the world.

Women Activists between War and Peace

Author: Ingrid Sharp,Matthew Stibbe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472578805

Category: History

Page: 288

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Women Activists between War and Peace employs a comparative approach in exploring women's political and social activism across the European continent in the years that followed the First World War. It brings together leading scholars in the field to discuss the contribution of women's movements in, and individual female activists from, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Russia and the United States. The book contains an introduction that helpfully outlines key concepts and broader, European-wide issues and concerns, such as peace, democracy and the role of the national and international in constructing the new, post-war political order. It then proceeds to examine the nature of women's activism through the prism of five pivotal topics: * Suffrage and nationalism * Pacifism and internationalism * Revolution and socialism * Journalism and print media * War and the body A timeline and illustrations are also included in the book, along with a useful guide to further reading. This is a vitally important text for all students of women's history, twentieth-century Europe and the legacy of the First World War.

Peace as a Woman's Issue

Author: Harriet Hyman Alonso

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602699

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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A history of the ideologies and personalities of the feminist peace movement in the US. This study explores: connections between militarism and violence against women; women as the mothers of society; women as naturally responsible citizens; and the desire to be independent of male control.

Women's Everyday Lives in War and Peace in the South Caucasus

Author: Ulrike Ziemer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030255174

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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This edited volume explores the everyday struggles and challenges of women living in the South Caucasus. The primary aim of the collection is to shift the pre-occupation with geopolitical analysis in the region and to share new empirical research on women and social change. The contributors discuss a broad range of topics, each relating to women’s everyday challenges during periods (past and present) of turbulent transformation and conflict, thus helping make sense of these transformations as well as adding new empirical insights to larger questions on life in the South Caucasus. Part I begins the discussion of women and social change in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan by examining the contradictions between traditional gender roles and emancipation and how they continue to dictate women’s lives. Part II focuses on women’s experiences of war and conflict in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Nagorny Karabakh, as well as displacement from Abkhazia and Azerbaijan. Part III examines the challenges faced by sexual minorities in Georgia and feminist activism in Azerbaijan. Women's Everyday Lives in War and Peace in the South Caucasus will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, politics, gender studies and history.

The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security

Author: Sara E. Davies,Jacqui True

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019063829X

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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Passed in 2000, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and subsequent seven Resolutions make up the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda. This agenda is a significant international normative and policy framework addressing the gender-specific impacts of conflict on women and girls, including protection against sexual and gender-based violence, promotion of women's participation in peace and security processes, and support for women's roles as peace builders in the prevention of conflict and rebuilding of societies after conflict. Implementation within and across states and international organizations - and within peace and security operations - has been slow despite significant transnational advocacy in support of the WPS agenda. The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security brings together scholars, advocates, and policymakers to provide an overview of what we know concerning what works to promote women's participation in peace and security, what works to protect women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence and other human rights violations, and what works to prevent conflict drawing on women's experiences and knowledge of building peace from local to global levels. Just as importantly, it addresses the gaps in knowledge on and the future direction of scholarship on WPS. The handbook particularly aims to build on the findings from the 2015 Global Study of Resolution 1325, commissioned by the UN-Secretary General. Over the course of six sections, the handbook addresses the concepts and early history behind WPS; the theory and practice of WPS; international institutions involved with the WPS agenda; the implementation of WPS in conflict prevention, peace operations, peace building, arms control, human-rights protection, and protection of civilians; connections between WPS and other UN resolutions and agendas; and the ongoing and future challenges of WPS.

The Women’s Peace Union and the Outlawry of War, 1921-1942

Author: Harriet Hyman Alonso

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815604174

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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The Women's Peace Union (WPU) grew out of the women's suffrage movement of the early twentieth century. In an important contribution, Harriet Hyman Alonso investigates the personalities and the philosophical disagreements of the WPU leading members on their political tactics and fierce commitment to pacifism and feminism, and on their eventual burnout. Drawing on a wealth of primary materials, Alonso traces the lineage of today's women's peace movement from Garrisonian abolitionism through the suffrage movement groups such as the WPU to contemporary efforts of the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment.

Women and Peace

Author: Betty Reardon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438417020

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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Women and Peace in the Islamic World

Author: Yasmin Saikia,Chad Haines

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786739844

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 6094


How realistic is the prospect of peace in the Muslim world? This question is the predominant focus for global analysis today, but its debate frequently ignores the cultural and social complexity of the Muslim world, reducing it into a system of states and select actors. This book addresses such a failing by exploring how the everyday interactions of women, in accordance with Islamic personal ethics, can offer the world a new interpretation of peace. In particular, it focuses on the women in Islamic societies, from Aceh to Bosnia, Morocco to Bangladesh, initiating a dialogue on the role of these women in peacemaking. This concentration upon the complex issues of the everyday both enables a detailed exploration of how people conceptualise peace and opens up new frameworks for conflict resolution. The discussions that emerge lead to a critical questioning of assumptions about peace as a state policy and cessation of violence. Drawing upon original research from different parts of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, including Iran, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Egypt and Sudan, the contributors offer a refreshing new look at Muslim women as peacemakers, challenging any assumptions of Islam as an inherently violent religion. Such a timely work provides new and important analyses on the role of Muslim women in forging new pathways of peace in the contemporary world.