Women and Civil War: Impact, Organizations, and Action

Women and Civil War: Impact, Organizations, and Action

Women and Civil War: Impact, Organizations, and Action

Women and Civil War: Impact, Organizations, and Action

Synopsis

Women typically do not remain passive spectators during a war, nor are they always its innocent victims; instead, they frequently take on new roles and responsibilities, participating in military and political struggles and building new networks in order to obtain needed resources for their families. Consequently, while civil war imposes tremendous burdens on women, it often contributes to the redefinition of their traditional roles and the reconfiguration of existing gender relations in the society. This work presents a detailed analysis of how intrastate conflict affects women, and how women's networks and organizations respond in ways that increase their economic, social, and political power. The authors also consider policy implications for the international community.
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