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Female Combatants in Conflict and Peace

Challenging Gender in Violence and Post-Conflict Reintegration

  • Editors
  • Seema Shekhawat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Seema Shekhawat, Bishnu Pathak
    Pages 53-68
  3. Ayelet Harel-Shalev, Shir Daphna-Tekoah
    Pages 69-83
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 250-254

About this book


This edited volume illuminates the role of women in violence to demonstrate that gender is a key component of discourse on conflict and peace. Through an examination of theory and practice of women's participation in violent conflicts, the book makes the argument that both conflict and post-conflict situations are gender insensitive.


Female Combatants Conflict Peace Violence Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Gender Studies Armed conflict conflict conflicts desegregation gender gender studies Israel participation Peace Process violence women

About the authors

Ayelet Harel-Shalev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Bishnu Pathak, Peace and Conflict Studies Centre, Nepal Camille Boutron, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France Carol Mann, Sorbonne and Sciences Po, France Chayanika Saxena, Ashoka University, India Emanuela C. Del Re, University NiccolòCusano, Italy Fazeeha Azmi, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka John Idriss Lahai, Flinders University, Australia Luisa Maria Dietrich Ortega, University of Vienna, Austria Priscyll Anctil Avoine, Santo Tomás University and Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia Rachel Tillman, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA Shawna Carroll, WAHA International, France Shir Daphna-Tekoah, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel Sofia Axelsson, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), South Africa Swechchha Dahal, Shantimalika (Women Network for Peace), Nepal

Bibliographic information


''This is an essential volume for anyone interested in the gendered dynamics of women's involvement in political violence from mobilization to disarmament and reintegration. The contributors have conducted invaluable ethnographic research from across the globe that is posited within rigorous feminist theorising.'' - Dr Caron Gentry, University of St Andrews