Women and War in the Middle East

Authored by: Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt (Editors)

Categories: Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Human Development, National Security Forces and Armed Groups
Country: Iraq, Palestine
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2009
Citation: Al-Ali, Nadje and Nicola Pratt, eds. Women and War in the Middle East. London: Zed Books, 2009.

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Women and War in the Middle East critically examines how the experiences of women in conflict and post-conflict situations are shaped by the interactions between groups such as women’s movements, diaspora communities, national governments, non-governmental actors and multilateral bodies. Contributions focus on Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and are based entirely on original empirical research. Issues addressed include the impact of gender mainstreaming measures; the consequences for gender relations and identities of the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq; and how transnational feminist movements can most effectively support peace building and women’s rights in the region.