An Ecological Examination of Rural Mozambican Women's Attainment of Postwar Wellbeing


Deacon, Zermarie, and Cris Sullivan. 2010. “An Ecological Examination of Rural Mozambican Women’s Attainment of Postwar Wellbeing.” Journal of Community Psychology 38 (1): 115–30.

Authors: Zermarie Deacon, Cris Sullivan


Women’s experiences of warfare and postwar recovery are qualitatively different from those of men. However, to date, the processes whereby women recover from the gendered impacts of war have not been sufficiently explored. In order to address this gap in the literature and to inform policies and services aimed at women recovering from warfare, a qualitative investigation was conducted of the process whereby women in one rural community in northern Mozambique attained wellbeing in the wake of war. Findings indicate that factors at all levels of the socio- ecological system were significant in supporting women’s attainment of postwar wellbeing.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Post-Conflict Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: Mozambique

Year: 2010

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