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Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Women, War & Peace Resource

Dear Friends,

 

I hope you are all well and enjoying many opportunities to rest in the summer weather! I simply wanted to share with you a five-part documentary series I found, funded and distributed by PBS. The five-part series proves as an excellent resource and individually discusses how women were / continue to be effected by various conflicts – and how they are demonstrating to be extremely valuable members in the peace process. Issues include: women & their role in the 1990s war in Bosnia, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” & the Liberian Peace Movement, Afghan Women & the effects of U.S. Invasion of the country, Columbia & issues with class and gender, & finally a concluding capstone which challenges conventional ideologies surrounding war and peace as “mens” issues through captivating interviews with world leaders / thinkers – demonstrating not only how inclusion of women in peace process’ is useful; but necessary.

I hope this proves as a valuable resource either for yourselves or for whatever excellent activism you may be involved in. The link is provided below.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/

NOTE: For full series parts click the “watch” button. If this link unfortunately proves to not be “available for your area” (may be different in Canada for viewing – as I am in the U.S.) there is the option to purchase the documentary series if you are interested.

 

Very Respectfully,

Take care,

 

Matt Parent