Crossing the Lines: Women’s Organizations in Conflict Resolutions


Anderson, Shelley. 2000. “Crossing the Lines: Women’s Organizations in Conflict Resolutions.” Development 43 (3): 34–9.

Author: Shelley Anderson


Shelley Anderson argues that community-based women's organizations are playing a key role in rebuilding post-conflict societies and in reconciliation. Lack of resources, especially financial resources, and lack of decision-making political power are major obstacles. While women's peace activism challenges many gender stereotypes, there is a danger that women's role in peace-building may also perpetuate such stereotypes. (Palgrave Macmillan)

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, NGOs, Peacebuilding, Peace Processes, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Year: 2000

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