The gendered touch : women's agency in security and peacebuilding in Sierra Leone

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dc.contributor.advisor Tastsoglou, Evangelia
dc.coverage.spatial Sierra Leone
dc.creator Chubb, Jessica 2011-05-09T12:32:34Z 2011-05-09T12:32:34Z 2008
dc.identifier.other JZ5578.2 S5 C48 2008
dc.description vi, 228 leaves : map ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 203-218).
dc.description.abstract Achieving sustainable peace has become a necessity, since anything less presents serious security threats for both the warring country and for the international community. Investigating how women can play pivotal roles in peacebuilding, and empowering them to do so accordingly, may be a significant step towards understanding how to achieve more sustainable peace, security and development. Using Sierra Leone as a case study, this thesis employs qualitative analysis of web-based data and other secondary analyses to understand the contributions of women's organizations in the building of peace and human security. Data suggest that non-governmental women's organizations in the country are filling voids in peacebuilding left by mainstream disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration methods. Through their social, economic, and political involvement, women have proved that they can be agents of positive change, and need to be recognized as major actors in peacebuilding, human security and thus sustainable development processes.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc JZ5578.2.S5
dc.subject.lcsh Women and peace -- Sierra Leone
dc.subject.lcsh Peace-building -- Sierra Leone
dc.subject.lcsh Surety of the peace -- Sierra Leone
dc.title The gendered touch : women's agency in security and peacebuilding in Sierra Leone
dc.type Text Master of Arts in International Development Studies Masters International Development Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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