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Gender, armed conflict and political violence

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Identifier: 
39090010770804
Sourced from: 
Tufts University
Author/Creator: 
Cockburn, Cynthia
Publisher: 
The World Bank
Publisher Type: 
International Organization
Publisher Url: 
http://www.worldbank.org/
Description: 
This paper was presented as background paper at a World Bank conference on issues of gender and violence. This paper takes a gendered look at some important aspects of the cycle of peace and war, differences between male and female bodies, their characteristic roles in society, and gender ideologies. The author states that gender consciousness invites us to see how women and men may be positioned differently, have different experiences, different needs, different strengths and skills; and how in different cultures these differences have different expressions. It also invites us to notice gender relations and to see how they shape institutions like the family, the military, the state; how they intersect with relations of class and ethnicity; to see how power, oppression and exploitation work in and through them. In this sense, the paper shows some of the gendered features of political violence and armed conflict in their various phases and manifestations.
Language: 
English
Subject: 
Gender
Subject: 
Gender roles
Subject: 
Society
Subject: 
Ideologies
Subject: 
Armed conflict
Subject: 
Political violence
Coverage Geography: 
Universal
Coverage Time: 
1950-1999
Date Created: 
10/06/1999
Date Reliable: 
Yes
Date Available: 
06/07/2009
Item Type: 
Discussion papers
Relation: 
Background paper Gender, armed conflict and political violence, The World Bank, Washington DC, June 10 & 11, 1999
Relation Requires: 
Adobe Acrobat
Format Medium: 
PDF
Format Medium: 
TXT
Format Extent: 
26 p.
Rights: 
Cleared
FMO Status: 
Live
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