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Insurgent women : female combatants in civil wars

Author: Jessica Trisko Darden; Alexis Leanna Henshaw; Ora Szekely
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why do women go to war? Despite the reality that female combatants exist the world over, we still know relatively little about who these women are, what motivates them to take up arms, how they are utilized by armed groups, and what happens to them when war ends. This book uses three case studies to explore variation in women's participation in nonstate armed groups in a range of contemporary political and social  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Trisko Darden; Alexis Leanna Henshaw; Ora Szekely
ISBN: 1626166668 9781626166660
OCLC Number: 1076511748
Description: x, 102 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ukraine: Defending the Motherland --
The Kurdish Regions: Fighting as Kurds, Fighting as Women --
Colombia: Women Waging War and Peace --
Conclusion and Implications.
Other Titles: Female combatants in civil wars
Responsibility: Jessica Trisko Darden, Alexis Henshaw, and Ora Szekely.

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"Why do women go to war? Despite the reality that female combatants exist the world over, we still know relatively little about who these women are, what motivates them to take up arms, how they are utilized by armed groups, and what happens to them when war ends. This book uses three case studies to explore variation in women's participation in nonstate armed groups in a range of contemporary political and social contexts: the civil war in Ukraine, the conflicts involving Kurdish groups in the Middle East, and the civil war in Colombia. In particular, the authors examine three important aspects of women's participation in armed groups: mobilization, participation in combat, and conflict cessation. In doing so, they shed light on women's pathways into and out of nonstate armed groups. They also address the implications of women's participation in these conflicts for policy, including postconflict programming. This is an accessible and timely work that will be a useful introduction to another side of contemporary conflict." --

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Too often the world thinks of women as either victims or peacemakers. Insurgent Women makes it clear that sometimes they are neither. * American University Magazine *

 
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