Towards a Womens Agenda for|
a Culture of Peace
See the world through womens eyes, take action for development and equality, is not only a matter of justice or human rights but the only way to promote peace.
Violence and repression within an autocratic framework have failed. There can be no doubt that a new equilibrium based on gender equality would help to promote peace and tolerance.
This book analyses issues and problems of womens roles in times of war as well as in time of peace. It reviews peace and security policies and practices from a gender perspective and studies womens initiatives for peace. It combines the visionary and the practical that has infused the ongoing flow through the years of the International Womens Decade and the 'Beijing Process.
A joint publication of the Women and a Culture of Peace Programme of UNESCO and the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, this book offers bases on which to build a realistic new way of living together.
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Towards a Womens Agenda for a
Edited by Ingeborg Breines, Dorota Gierycz and Betty Reardon
C o n t e n t s
Preface: Federico Mayor and Angela King
Introduction: Ingeborg Breines, Dorota Gierycz and Betty Reardon
Part 1: Issues and Problems of Womens roles in War, Peace and Security
chapter 1 - Women in Decision-making: Can we change the Status quo? Dorota Gierycz
chapter 2 - A Gender Perspective on a Culture of Peace, Ingeborg Breines
chapter 3 - Women, War and Peace, Dan Smith
chapter 4 - Participation, Citizenship and the Implications of Womens Activism for a Culture of Peace, Angela Raven-Roberts
chapter 5 - Women in the Global Village: Increasing Demand for Traditional Communication Patterns, Evelin Lindner
Part 2: Gender Critiques of Peace and Security Policies and Practices
chapter 6 - Gender and the UN Agenda for Peace, Carolyn M. Stephenson
chapter 7 - Balancing Cooperation and Critique: Preliminary Considerations of a Feminist View of the Agenda of Women and Peace, Hanne-Margret Birckenbach
chapter 8 - Peace-keeping: Mens and Womens Work, Judith Stiehm
chapter 9 - Women or Weapons: the Militarist Sexist Symbiosis, Betty Reardon
Part 3: Womens Actions and Initiatives for Peace
chapter 10 - Gender, Democracy and Peace: the Role of Womens Movements Mobilization in-Latin America, Maria Elena Valenzuela
chapter 11 - Peaceful Initiatives: Soldiers Mothers Movement in Russia, Elena Zdravomyslova
chapter 12 - Traditional Mediating Techniques and Womens Contribution to a Culture of Peace, Jacqueline Adhiambo-Odoul