Women after War

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Anita Schroven

Gender Mainstreaming and the Social Construction of Identity in Contemporary Sierra Leone

ISBN 978-3-8258-9627-7
Band-Nr. 94
Jahr 2006
Seiten 152
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After war, social conditions are often regarded as more open for changes
and international organisations are therefore encouraged to promote
women’s equal rights, utilising gender mainstreaming tools. These –
sometimes inadvertently – affected the demobilisation program implemented
after the civil war in
Sierra Leone. On this program’s background, the book examines the
conceptualisation of women as combatants and victims. Being marginalised
but far from passive, they engage with these concepts and
strategise to socially (re-)construct gendered identities in order to
take part in the benefits of the programs.