Women Speak out Against Violence in the Middle East


Marshall, Lucina. 2006. "Women Speak Out Against Violence in the Middle East." Off Our Backs 36 (3): 79-81.

Author: Lucina Marshall


The article examines how armed conflict and militarism affect women. It focuses on violence in the Middle East. The Women Against War Movement holds vigils in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa every day. Various women's organizations from around the world have also weighed in on the violence in the Middle East. The article discusses the role of women in creating and sustaining peace in communities worldwide.


In her article, Marshall argues that the voices of female scholars should be more prevalent in literature surrounding the politics of the Middle East. While various women’s organizations have engaged with the subject of armed conflict in the Middle East, their participation has not been given sufficient attention by the greater public. Though her article does not center around UNSCR 1325, she emphasizes its importance, as “women are central to creating and sustaining peace in communities all around the globe” 

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Peacekeeping, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS, UNSCR 1325 Regions: MENA, Asia, Middle East

Year: 2006

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