n Conflict Trends - Women in conflict

Volume 2000, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The constant intra- and interstate conflicts which have characterised some African states, have had profound effects on the community as a whole, and insufficient attention has been given to the effect of conflict on women. Women are deeply affected by conflicts which they have had little or no role in creating. Women's interests have been neglected by the peace-making process, which has resulted in male-centred approaches to peace and security in Africa. The African continent has experienced, and is still experiencing, very high levels of conflict, especially intra-state conflict.

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