Women and War in Lebanon

Authored by: Lamia Rustum Shehadeh (Editor)

Categories: Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Nonviolent Resistance, Peacemaking, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Lebanon
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 1999
Citation: Shehadeh, Lamia Rustum, ed. Women and War in Lebanon. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1999.

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These authors examine the impact on women of the 1975-90 civil war in Lebanon, the lengthiest and bloodiest in its recent history. While they describe war as a more potent oppressor of women than of men, they also credit it with offering women liberation from all forms of social strictures. The authors also refute the assumption that women are pacifists by nature, contending that women are as aggressive and militarily active as men, given the same conditions.