What women do in wartime: Gender and conflict in Africa.

Author:

Turshen, M., & Twagiramariya, C.

Editor:

Date:

1998

Region:

Africa

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Conflict

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Turshen, M., & Twagiramariya, C. (1998). What women do in wartime: Gender and conflict in Africa / edited by Meredeth Turshen and Clotilde Twagiramariya. London; New York: Zed Books. pp. 1-192.

This books analyzes the experience of women in African civil wars. A mixture of reportage, testimony and scholarship, the book includes contributions from women in Chad, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. The book profiles women's responses to war, as combatants as well as victims, and describes the groups women organize in the aftermath. Examining rape and other forms of gendered political violence in African civil wars, this volume is also about women taking action for change.