The Aftermath: Women in Post-War Transformation

Authored by: Sheila Meintjes, Meredeth Turshen, and Anu Pillay (Editors)

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Human Development, Peacemaking, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Security Sector Reform (SSR), Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Transitional Justice
Region: No Region
Year: 2001
Citation: Meintjes, Sheila, Anu Pillay, and Meredeth Turshen (eds). The Aftermath: Women in Post-War Transformation. New York: Zed Books, 2001.

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Executive Summary

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.