Joining Forces for Democratic Governance: Women’s Alliance-building for Post-War Reconstruction in Central America

Authored by: Ilja Luciak

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Country: El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2008
Citation: Luciak, Ilja. "Joining Forces for Democratic Governance: Women's Alliance-building for Post-War Reconstruction in Central America," in Gendered Peace: Women's Struggles for Post-War Justice and Reconciliation, edited by Donna Pankhurst. New York: Routledge, 2008.

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In this study [the author] use[s] a gender lens to examine post-war reconstruction in Central America . . . . [The author] begin[s] the chapter by providing some historical background and then discusses women’s participation in the guerrilla movements of [El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala] in order to demonstrate the strong female participation in the fight against Central America’s authoritarian regimes . . . . The core of this chapter is a discussion of women’s coalition building for post-war reconstruction, in particular their efforts to strengthen female political participation.