Women are concerned, affected and involved in war and peace activities throughout the history and in all aspects of life.
Women, War and Peace: The Independent Experts' Assessment on the Impact of
Armed Conflict on Women and Women's Role in Peace Building
United Nations Development
Fund for Women covers many areas of concern, from the gender dimensions of
violence and displacement during conflict to the role of peacekeepers and the
need for women to play a central part during peace negotiations and
reconstruction. Key recommendations focus on finding ways to protect and empower
Women and war - special report by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provides an update of the ICRC's actions since the publication of the Women facing War study and the subsequent commitment to the identification of and response to both the general and specific needs of women affected by conflict.
Women's Contributions to War
Women contribute to war by serving in the armed forces, joining labor force during war time, working as journalists, nurses, spies ... and as supportive mothers, wives, daughters.
By Timeline By Issues/aspects The encyclopedia of Amazons : women warriors from antiquity to the modern era HQ1115 .S25 1991 Women in the military
UB418.W65 W67 1992
All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies
E628 .L45 1999
Women in the military : an unfinished revolution
UB418.W65 H64 1992
They fought like demons : women soldiers in the American Civil War
E628 .B52 2002
Arms and the enlisted woman
UB418.W65 S75 1989
Patriots in disguise : women warriors of the Civil War
E628 .H35 1993
Serving in silence
UB418.G38 C36 1994
Women, war, and work : the impact of World War I on women workers in the United States HD6095 .G72 1990 A soldier and a woman : sexual integration in the military
UB416 .S65 2000
On final approach : the women airforce service pilots of W.W. II
D790 .G68 1991
One woman's Army : a Black officer remembers the WAC
D811 .E23 1989
Women pilots of World War II
D790 .C62 1992
Fighting in the Jim Crow Army : black men and women remember World War II
A WASP among Eagles
A look backward and forward at American professional women and their families
HQ759.48 .L66 2000
We’re in this war, too: World War II letters from American women in uniform
D811 .L58 1994
First class : women join the ranks at the Naval Academy
V415.P1 D57 1998
Women war correspondents of World War II
D799.U6 W34 1989
My country, my right to serve : experiences of gay men and women in the military, World War II to the present
UB418.G38 H86 1990b
Stateside soldier : life in the Women's Army Corps, 1944-1945
D811.5.H429 A3 2001
Images of women in peace and war : cross-cultural and historical perspectives U21.75 .I48 1988 Women war correspondents in the Vietnam War, 1961-1975
DS557.7 .E49 1988
Mothers of heroes and martyrs : gender identity politics in Nicaragua, 1979-1999
F1527 .B39 2001
Women In Military Service for America Memorial a collection of documents on the role of women in the United States Military from the American Revolution onwards
Civil War Women: On-line Archival Collections from Duke University Online archive.
Rosie the Riveter and other Women World War II Heroes
Women in Vietnam
The Army Nurse Corps
American Women Who Died in the Vietnam War (1959-1975)
Women in the military is a website devoted to women who have served in the military. This website features women in every aspect where war is concerned.
Women come to the front: Journalists, photographers, and broadcasters during world war II a virtual space designed to showcase the artistic works of eight women who documented wartime events.
Women as Victims of War
Women particularly suffer from war-- refugees, raped, sex slaves, widowed... just a few examples.
Victims, perpetrators or actors? : gender, armed conflict, and political violence JC328.6 .V54 2001 Women, violence and war : wartime victimization of refugees in the Balkans DR1313.7.W65 Z4613 2000 Mass rape : the war against women in Bosnia-Herzegovina HV6569.B54 M3713 1994 Japan's comfort women : sexual slavery and prostitution during World War II and the U.S. occupation D810.C698 T36 2002 Comfort women speak : testimony by sex slaves of the Japanese military D810.C698 C66 2000 Necessary targets : a story of women and war PS3555.N75 N43 2001 The diary of a young girl D810.J4 F715 Namibia : women in war HQ1804 .W35 1990 Masking terror : how women contain violence in Southern Sri Lanka HQ1735.8 .A85 2002 The aftermath : women in post-war transformation HQ1233 .A38 2001 In the name of the Emperor [videorecording] VTC#3139 In the name of honor [videorecording] VTC#3756 At the end of a gun [videorecording] : women and war VTC#3744
Women and War by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on women's particular suffering in wartime, and how it can be reduced if ...
Women and War fact sheets by ICRC provides a promotional folder with eight fact sheets which can be ordered individually or as a set. These fact sheets cover various problems faced by women in wartime, including physical safety, sexual violence, detention, missing relatives and displacement. Each fact sheet describes a particular problem, highlights the protection afforded by international humanitarian law and how the ICRC responds.
When women are the spoils of war from UNESCO Long a taboo subject, sexual violence is only now coming to be recognized as a crime against humanity.
Rape in Times of Conflict and War by The United Methodist Church and Peace A resolution from the General Board of Global Ministries approved by the 1996 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Rape of Women in a War Zone by The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, A program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Many hundreds of thousands of women have been raped in wars in this century alone, as reported in areas as diverse as Korea, Bangladesh, Liberia, Southeast Asia, and Uganda.
Japanese War Crimes: Nanjing Massacre from Nanjing Massacre Record is a web document containing detailed descriptions of the Nanjing Massacre in China in 1937-1938, including link to Rape of Nanjing Crimes committed against humanities and women during the WWII. Warning detailed descriptive pictures.
Women's International War Crimes Tribunal in Tokyo 2000 from the People's Korea includes information on Summary of Findings Women's International War Crimes Tribunal
License to Rape: The Burmese Military Regime's Use of Sexual Violence in the Ongoing War in Shan State
by The Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN) is a report that details 173 incidents of rape and other forms of sexual violence, involving 625 girls and women, committed by Burmese army troops in Shan State, mostly between 1996 and 2001. The report reveals that the Burmese military regime is allowing its troops systematically and on a widespread scale to commit rape with impunity in order to terrorize and subjugate the ethnic peoples of Shan State. The report illustrates there is a strong case that war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the form of sexual violence, have occurred and continue to occur in Shan State.
The War Within the War: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Congo from Human Rights Watch
is a report that documents the frequent and sometimes systematic use of rape and other forms of sexual violence in the Rwandan-occupied areas of eastern Congo. This report focuses on crimes of sexual violence committed by soldiers and other combatants. But rape and other sexual crimes are not just carried out by armed factions but also increasingly by police and others in positions of authority and power, and by opportunistic common criminals and bandits, taking advantage of the prevailing climate of impunity and the culture of violence against women and girls.
We'll Kill You If You Cry: Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone Conflict from Human Rights Watch presents evidence of horrific abuses against women and girls in every region of Sierra Leone by the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF), as well as other rebel, government and international peacekeeping forces. The report is based on hundreds of interviews with victims, witnesses and officials, details crimes of sexual violence committed primarily by soldiers of various rebel forces —the RUF, the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), and the West Side Boys. The report also examines sexual violence by government forces and militias, as well as international peacekeepers.
Sierra Leone: War Rape and Sexual Assault from Radio Netherlands Rape and sexual assault were an integral part of the rebel strategy, according to human rights organizations.
If not now, when?: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Refugee, Internally Displaced, and Post-Conflict Settings (PDF format with pictures. It takes several minutes to load the page) by Jeanne Ward is an outcome of 2 year global gender-based violence initiative spearheaded by the Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium and aimed at improving international and local capacity to address gender based violence in refugee, internally displaced and post-conflict settings.
Center for Women War Victims: Interim Report IV--September 1994 to February 1995
Working in the War Time: between feminist politics and humanitarian work
Articles on Violence Against Women
Women and war: photos by (ICRC)
These photographs depict women from around the world who have suffered as a result of armed conflict as well as women who are courageously coping with the impact of war on their lives.
Women Against War
Are women particularly more peaceful or "as the primary caregivers, we learn to nurture life, rather than destroy it?" When it comes to building peace, women are leading...
Women Against Military Madness
The Women of Color Resource Center
Women Against War
Women United for Peace: Petition
Four Month Women's Fast for Peace
Women Anti-Iraq War Events throughout the World on March 8th, 2003
The 4th Global Women's Strike: A call to action for 8 March 2003
A Call to Women of Color
A Call for Students
Stand Up for Peace and Justice on International Women's Day!
Women's Rights are Human Rights. On International Women's Day say "No" to War
Women Speak Out Against War
Protest photo show
Historical Events & Other Sources on "Women against war"
Peacework : oral histories of women peace activists JX1965 .A33 1991 Peace as a women's issue : a history of the U.S. movement for world peace and women's rights JX1965 .A45 1993 Women and peace : feminist visions of global security JX1965 .R39 1993 Women strike for peace : traditional motherhood and the radical politics of the 1960s JX1965 .S94 1993 The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United States Section, 1919-1959 [microform]F-127 The records of the Women's Peace Union, U.S. Branch 1921-1940 [microform.] F-126 The road to Greenham Common : feminism and anti-militarism in Britain since 1820 JX1965 .L64 1991 One woman's passion for peace and freedom : the life of Mildred Scott Olmsted JX1962.O56 B33 1993 War and peace through women's eyes : a selective bibliography of twentieth-century American women's fiction Z1231.F4 C37 1992 On the perimeter JX1965 .B57 1985 North to Canada: men and women against the Vietnam war DS559.62.U6 D53 1999
Women in Black Call for Peace by Women in Black, an international peace network. Women In Black New York stand in silent vigil to protest war, rape as a tool of war, ethnic cleansing and human rights abuses all over the world. Women In Black stand in Silent Vigil every Wednesday* in front of the New York Public Library at 5thAvenue and 41st Street from 5:30 -6:30. Due to current events, we are now standing every week
World March of Women by Canadian Women's March Committee September 28th, 2001 Women launch Declaration against War and Racism, for Peace and Justice On Parliament Hill.
Why a new foreign policy is better for women and girls
Do Women Want War? by Ruth Rosen published on Thursday, February 27, 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle
V-World an article by Eve Ensler
American Women and the Vietnam War
Articles on Women Building Peace
Books on Women and Peace
PeaceWomen Voices includes Testimonies and Interviews, Speeches and Letters, Declarations and Statements Statements on Terrorism
Vietnam Portfolio / Protest
These are just sample sources on "Women and War". Come to the library and see more of them. Please also note that during the Women's History Month (March, 2003) information materials on the theme will be on display in the library
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