Women Who Speak for Peace

Authored by: Colleen E. Kelley and Anna L. Eblen (Editors)

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Nonviolent Resistance, Peacemaking, Political Transitions, Transitional Justice
Country: United States, Liberia, Myanmar
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2001
Citation: Kelley, Colleen E. and Anna L. Eblen, eds. Women Who Speak for Peace. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.

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How do women talk about peace and violence? What moves ‘ordinary’ women into extraordinary activism? This book profiles ten influential
women activists, relating their experiences and rhetorically analyzing their public communication in and about their efforts for peace. Authors
also employ feminist theory to gauge the effectiveness of each activist, from Americans Ida B. Wells and Jane Addams to those still speaking
for peace, such as Liberia’s Ruth Perry and the former Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi.