Women in Conflict Zones: Case Study of Nepal

Citation:

Gul, Nabiha. 2007. “Women in Conflict Zones: Case Study of Nepal.” Pakistan Horizon 60 (4): 69-79.

Author: Nabiha Gul

Abstract:

The discourse on women in conflicts has largely focused on human rights violations against women during the course of conflict. However, over the years, women's participation in conflicts as combatants has been considerably amplified. Feminists believe in women as being peacemakers and peace lovers but quite contrary to this traditional portrayal, women are playing an active role in conflicts. Their participation in conflicts as combatants has not only given a new dimension to their status but has also added a new perspective to women's studies.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Combatants, Female Combatants, Gender, Women Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Nepal

Year: 2007

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