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Women’s Peace Activisms
Women’s Peace Activisms

Author(s): Tatjana Žarković, Jelena Gaković
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Civil Society
Published by: Sarajevo Open Centre
Keywords: gender; security; women; peace; activism; BiH; UN; human rights;
Summary/Abstract: Women’s peace activism in the countries of the former Yugoslavia is a unique example of solidarity which knows no physical or symbolical boundaries imposed by the nationalist ideology. In BiH and in the region, the women’s peace movement appeared already after the first indications of war in the 1990s, where some women peace activists regarded themselves as feminists, while others did not. Women peace activists organised themselves and co-operated in spite of inimical and confrontational policies of their nation-states. Whether they thought of themselves as feminists or not, it is important to note that many theoreticians point out that, throughout history, women played very important roles in antiwar and peacebuilding initiatives (see e.g. Licht and Drakulić, 2002; Mlađenović, 2004; Cockburn, 2012; Cohn, 2005).

  • Page Range: 111-131
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English