Women, War, and Peace: The Independent Experts’ Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women’s Role in Peace-building

Authored by: Elisabeth Rehn and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Recovery, Human Development, Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, Political Transitions, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Region: No Region
Year: 2002
Citation: Rehn, Elisabeth and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Women, War, and Peace: The Independent Experts' Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women's Role in Peace-building. New York: United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2002.

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Historically, the world has been silent about the situation of women in war, almost as silent as the women who remain on the sidelines during war or who are excluded from peace negotiations. In addition, women often lack the confidence and the knowledge needed to participate in peace building and reconstruction. But change is possible. “Women, War and Peace” provides examples of women in embattled regions who have been able to overcome the odds and contribute to the safety and well-being of their communities. Personal stories are shared of women involved in peace efforts.
“Women, War and Peace” covers topics such as peace operations, use of media, reconstruction, health, and prevention. By sharing the personal stories of women involved in these efforts, the book shows that through willingness and support, there is hope that women will be continually involved in peace operations.