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Women and Peacebuilding



  • Anderlini, Sanam Naraghi, Women Building Peace, What they do, why it matters, Boulder. CO:Lynne Rienner, 2007.
  • Anderson, Mary B, Do No Harm: How Aid can support Peace or War, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999.
  • Annan, Kofi, In Larger Freedom, Towards Security, Development and Human Rights for All, New York; UN 2005.
  • Association of 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005, 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Zurich: Scalo, 2005.
  • Bennet Olivia, Jo Bexley and Kitty Warnock (eds), Arms to Fight, Arms to Protect: Women Speak Out about Conflict, London: Panos Books, 1995.
  • Bouta,T, Frerks, G and Bannon, I.(2004). Gender, Conflict and Development. Washington DC: The World Bank
  • Cockburn, Cynthia, From Where We Stand; War, Women’s Activism and Feminist Analysis,  London, UK: Zed Books, 2007.
  • Global Security, New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
  • Kumar, K. (Ed.) (2001). Women and civil war: Impact, organizations, and action. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Jacobs, Susie, Jacobsen, R, and Marchbank J, (eds) (2000), States of Conflict : Gender, Violence and Resistance, London, UK: Zed books.
  • Mazurana, D.E. & McKay, S.R. (1999). Women & peacebuilding. Essays on Human Rights and Democratic Development, 8. Montreal, Canada: International Centre For Human Rights and Democratic Development.
  • Meintjes, S., Pillay, A. & Turshen, M. (2001). The Aftermath: Women in post-conflict Transformation. London: Zed Books.
  • Moser, Caroline (2001). Victims, Perpetrators or Actors? Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence, London, UK: Zed books.
  • Porter, Elizabeth, Peacebuilding, Women in International Perspectives, London & New York, Routledge, 2007.
  • Reardon, Betty.  Women and Peace: Feminist Visions of Global Security, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1993

Books  and Papers Offering Regional Perspectives

  • Al-Ali, Nadje and Pratt, Nicola, eds. (2009) Women and War in the Middle East. London; New York: Zed Books.
  • Al-Ali, Nadje (2000) Secularism, Gender & the State in the Middle East: The Egyptian Women’s Movement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge Middle East Studies; 14)
  • Al-Ali, Nadje (2012) ‘Gendering the Arab Spring.’ Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 5 (1). pp. 26-31.
  • Armstrong, Sally, Veiled Threat, The Hidden Power of Afghan Women, London, New York: Four Walls, Eight Windows, 2002.
  • Cock Jacklyn, Women and War in South Africa, Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1993.
  • Fearon, Kate (1999). Women’s Work, The Story of the Northern Ireland Coalition. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
  • Gobodo-Madikezela, Pumla, Women’s Contributions to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Washington DC and Cambridge MA: Hunt Alternatives Policy Commission, 2005
  • Hunt, Swanee (2004). This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace, Duke University Press
  • Initiative for Inclusive Security/Women Waging Peace, Women’s Rights and Democracy: Peaceful Transformation in Iran, Washington DC: Hunt Alternatives, 2005.
  • Manchanda, Rita, Naga Women Making a Difference; Peace building in Northeastern India, Washington DC and Cambridge MA: Women Waging Peace, 2005.
  • Manchanda, Rita (ed), (2001). Women, War and Peace in South Asia, Beyond Victimhood to Agency, London, UK: Sage.
  • Mazurana, Dyan, Women in Armed Opposition Groups in Africa and the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Report of a workshop organized in November 2005 in Addis Ababa by Geneva Call and the Program for the Study of International Organization(s), 2006.
  • Mertus, Julie, (2000).  War’s Offensive on Women: The Humanitarian Challenge in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan, Kumarian Press.
  • Mertus, Julie et al (1997). The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia, University of California Press.
  • Mirhosseini, Ziba (2010). Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts, Women Living Under Muslim Laws.
  • Mirhosseini, Ziba, “Beyond ‘Islam’ vs ‘Feminism,” IDS Bulletin Volume 42 Number 1, January 2011, pp 67-77.
  • Mirhosseini, Ziba, “Feminist voices in Islam: promise and potential,” OpenDemocracy, 19 November 2012.
  • Paulson, Joshua, “Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Argentina 1977-1983” in Gene Sharp (ed) Waging Nonviolent Struggle, Boston, MA: Extending Horizon Books, 2005. pp 217-221.
  • Powley, Elizabeth, Strengthening Governance, The Role of Women in Rwanda’s Transition, Cambridge, MA, and Washington DC: Hunt Alternatives, 2004.
  • Rojas, Catalina, In the Midst of War: Women’s Contribution to Peace in Colombia, Cambridge, MA and Washington DC: Hunt Alternatives, 2004.
  • Sharoni, Simona, (1995). Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.
  • Sultan, Masuda, From Rhetoric to Reality: Afghan Women on the Agenda for Peace, Washington DC and Cambridge, MA: Hunt Alternatives, 2004.
  • Turshen,  Meredith, Twagiramariya,Clotilde (eds) (1998). What Women Do in Wartime: Gender and Conflict in Africa, London, UK: Zed Books.
  • Worden, Minky (ed), (2012). The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights, NY: Seven Stories Press.

Institutional Reports and Publications

  • Anderlini, Sanam Naraghi, Women at the Peacetable, Making a Difference, New York: UNIFEM, 2000.
  • Anderlini, S.N (2001). Women’s leadership, gender and peace: Reflections on a Meeting at the Ford Foundation. New York, NY: The Ford Foundation.
  • Anderson, Shelley, “My Only Clan is Womanhood: Building Women’s Peace Identities”, International Fellowship on Reconciliation (IFOR) May 2005.
  • Anderson, S. (2002). Women and peacemaking: Lessons learned from the women Peacemakers program. Patterns in Reconciliation, 6, The International Fellowship Of Reconciliation.
  • Axworthy, Lloyd, Human Security; Safety for People in a Changing World, Ottawa: Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1999.
  • Bouta, T, Frerks, G (2002), Women’s Roles in Conflict Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Literature Review and Analysis.
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Refugee Law Project. “Forgiveness: Unveiling and Asset for Peacebuilding.” 2015.
  • GNWP’s National Action Plans by Country
  • Johnson Sirleaf, Ellen and Elizabeth Rehn, Women, War and Peace, The Independent Experts’ Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women’s Role in Peace-building, New York: UNIFEM, 2002.
  • Kumar, Chetan, “United Nations Catalytic Processes for Peace-building”, What Really Works in Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States,  Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Occasional Paper Series, Issue 2, December 2006. Washington DC: WWIC.
  • Marshall, D.R. (2000). Women in war and peace: Grassroots peacebuilding. Peaceworks, 34. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace.
  • Nesiah, Vasuki, Gender and Truth Commission Mandates, International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, 2005.
  • PeaceWomen “Women, Peace and Security” Handbook
  • Piza-Lopez, Eugenia and Suzanne Schmeidl, Gender and Conflict Early Warning; A Framework for Action, London and Geneva: International Alert, Swiss Peace Foundation, 2002.
  • Potter, Antonia, We the Women, Why Conflict Mediation is not just a job for men, Geneva: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, October 2005.
  • Rehn, E. & Sirleaf, E.J. (2002). Women, war, peace: The independent experts’ assessment on the impact of armed conflict on women and women’s role in Peace-building. New York: UNIFEM.
  • Shoemaker, Jolynn (Ed), Conflict Prevention and Transformation: Women’s Vital Contributions.  Washington, DC: Hunt Alternatives Fund, 2005.
  • Sorenson, B. (1998). Women and post-conflict reconstruction: Issues and sources. War- Torn Societies Project Occasional Paper 3.
  • Strickland, R. & Duvvury, N. (2003). Gender equity and peacebuilding: From rhetoric to reality. Washington, DC: International Centre for Research on Women. 
  • UNDP, Women: The Untapped Resource, Essentials 11. New York: UNDP, 2003.
  • United Nations. (2002). Women, peace and security. New York: United Nations
  • United Nations Security Council, Resolutions 1325 1820 on Women, Peace and Security, New York: UN, 2000.
  • USAID. (1999). From the ashes of war: Women and Reconstruction. Information Bulletin 6.

Published Articles and Occasional Papers

  • Anderlini, Sanam Naraghi, Mainstreaming Gender in Conflict Analysis: Issues and Recommendations, Social Development Papers, No. 33, February 2006, Washington DC: World Bank, 2006
  • Hunt, S. & Posa, C. (2001). Women waging peace. Foreign Policy, 124, 38-47.
  • Kvinna til Kvinna (2004). Rethink! A Handbook for Sustainable Peace, Stockhold: Kvinna til Kvinna.
  • Levine, C. (1999). The gender dimensions of peacebuilding. NPSIA Conference – Human Security: Policy implications for the 21st century, Canada.
  • Olonisakin, F. (2001). Conflict, cooperation and the role of women and women’s NGOs in Africa. WIIS Occasional Paper.
  • Pankhurst, D. & Anderlini, S.N. Mainstreaming gender in peacebuilding: A framework for action. London, England: Women Building Peace Campaign, International Alert.
  • PROWID. (1998). After the peace: Women in post-conflict reconstruction. Information Bulletin.
Women and Peace Negotiations

Institutional Publications and Reports

Transitional Justice and Women
  • Anderlini, S.N. (2005) “Peace through Women and Justice”, Development, September 2005.
  • Canadian Bar Association (2002). “Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery (Tokyo Tribunal).” Resolution 02-03-A. London, Ontario: CBA, 2002.
  • Gobodo-Madkikezela, Pumla (2005). Women’s Contributions to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Washington DC: Women Waging Peace.
  • Human Rights Watch (2000). The Aftermath: Ongoing Issues Facing Kosovar Albanian Women, Washington DC. HRW.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (1999).  “Advancement of Women: Implementation of the Outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women.”  Official Statement. New York: ICRC.
  • International Human Rights Law Group (2004).  “IHRLG in Sierra Leone: Promoting the Protection of Women’s Human Rights.”  Washington, DC: IHRLG.
  • Mertus, Julie. (2004), Women’s Participation in the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY); Transitional Justice for Bosnia and Herzegovina, (2004). Washington DC: Women Waging Peace.
  • Millar, Hayli (2004). “Women and Transitional Justice: A Preliminary Assessment of Women’s Experiences with Truth Commissions.” Listening to the Silences: Women and War. Eds. Helen Durham and Tracey Gurd. New York: Kluwer Law International.
  • United Nations Commission on Human Rights (2001).  “Integration of the Human Rights of Women and the Gender Perspective.”  Consultations Between the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Canadian Human Rights Non-Governmental Organizations, Ottawa, 26-28 February 2001.
Post-Conflict Security and Women


  • McKay, Susan and Dyan Mazurana. Where are the Girls? Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Mozambique: Their Lives During and After War. Montreal: International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, 2004.
  • Victor, Barbara (2003), Army of Roses: Inside the World of Palestinian Suicide Bombers, Rodale Press.

Institutional Reports

Post-Conflict Governance and Women

Institutional Reports

Economic Reconstruction and Women
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Gender Equality and Humanitarian Assistance: A Guide to the Issues.
  • Sorensen, B. (1998). Women and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Issues and Sources. The UN Research Institute on Social Development.
  • UNDP (2003), Women: The Untapped Resource, Essentials 11. New York: UNDP.
  • Zuckerman, E and Greenberg M, (2004).  The Gender Dimensions of Post Conflict Reconstruction. Washington DC: Gender Action

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