Synopses & Reviews
Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence provide a critical challenge for development theorists and practitioners. Many countries have endured decades of armed conflict, and others live under the permanent menace of political violence. Throughout, the gendered impacts of armed conflict and political violence are key issues. The gendered causes, costs, and consequences of violent conflicts have been underrepresented, and often misrepresented. This book gives a broader understanding of the complex, changing relations between women and men in societies facing violence and conflict.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-235) and index.
About the Author
Caroline O.N. Moser
is Lead Specialist in Social Development in the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Department for the Latin American and Caribbean Region at the World Bank, Washington, DC.
Fiona Clark has been working in the Urban Peace Program since early 1999.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Contextual Issues on Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence
1.Introduction - Caroline O.N. Moser and Fiona Clark
2. The Gendered Dynamics of Armed Conflict and Political Violence - Cynthia Cockburn
3. The Gendered Continuum of Violence and Conflict: An Operational Framework - Caroline O.N. Moser
Part 2: The Politics of Victimization: Sexual Abuse and Violence
4. The Political Economy of Rape: An Analysis of Systematic Rape and Sexual Abuse of Women during Armed Conflict in Africa - Meredeth Turshen
5. The Body of the Other Man: Sexual Violence and the Construction of Masculinity, Sexuality and Ethnicity in the Croatian Media - Dubravka Zarkov
Part 3: Gender, Power and Agency
6. Rethinking Women Struggle in Israel/Palestine and in the North of Ireland - Simona Sharoni
7. Women and Communal Conflict: New Challenges for the Women's Movement in India - Urvashi Butalia
Part 4: Women as Actors in Armed Conflict and Political Violence
8. El Salvador: Women and Untold Stories - Women Guerrillas - Ana Cristina Ibáñez
Part 5: 'Doing' and 'Being': Questions of Identity in Displacement
9. The Nostalgic Future: Terror, Displacement and Gender in Colombia - Donny Meertens
Part 6: Agency and Identity in Building Sustainable Peace
10. Social Organisations: From Victims to Actors in Peace Building? - Isabel Coral Cordero
11. The Challenge to Inequality: Women, Discrimination and Decision-making in Northern Ireland - Marie Mulholland
12. Gender and Social Capital in Contexts of Political Violence: Community Perceptions from Colombia and Guatemala - Caroline O. N. Moser and Cathy McIlwaine
Part 7: Gender and Voice in Truth and Reconciliation
13. Locked into Loss and Silence: Testimonies of Gender and Violence at the South Africa Truth Commission - Antjie Krog