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Title Somalia--the untold story : the war through the eyes of Somali women / edited by Judith Gardner and Judy El Bushra.
Imprint London : CIIR ; London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2004.

Subject Women -- Somalia.
Women refugees -- Somalia.
Women and war -- Somalia.
Women -- Crimes against -- Somalia.
Somalia -- History -- 1991-
Somalia -- Social conditions -- 1960-
Alt Name Gardner, Judith.
El-Bushra, Judy.
Catholic Institute for International Relations.
Add Title War through the eyes of Somali women
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-245) and index.
Contents PART 1. WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES OF THE WAR -- Women's role in the pastoral economy / Rhoda M. Ibrahim -- Traditions of marriage and the household / Sadia Musse Ahmed -- War crimes against women and girls / Fowzia Musse -- PART 2. WOMEN'S RESPONSES TO THE WAR -- Section 1: Changing roles and responsibilities in the family -- Domestic conflict in the diaspora / Ladan Affi -- Crisis or opportunity? / Amina Mohamoud Warsame -- Section 2. Women mobilise for peace -- Women and peace-making in Somaliland / Zeynab Mohamed Hassan, Shukri Hariir Ismail, et al -- Women, clan identity and peace-building / Judith Gardner with Amina Mohamoud Warsame -- Women's roles in peace-making in the Somali community in north eastern Kenya / Dekha Ibrahim -- Section 3. Women's rights, leadership and political empowerment -- Post-war recovery and participation / compiled from information provided by Shukri Hariir and Zeynab Mohamed Hassan.
Note Print version record.
Summary Somalia came to the world's attention in 1992 when television and newspapers began to report on the terrifyingly violent war and the famine that resulted. Half a million Somalis died that year, and over a million fled the country. Cameras followed US troops as they landed on the beaches at Mogadishu to lead what became an ill-fated UN intervention to end hunger and restore peace. In this book, Somali women write and talk about the war, their experiences and the unacceptable choices they often faced. They explain clearly, in their own words, the changes, challenges - and sometimes the opportunities - that war brought, and how they coped with them. Key themes include the slaughter and loss of men, who were the prime target for killings; rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war; changing roles in the family and within the pastoralist economy; women mobilising for peace; and leading social recovery in a war-torn society. This book is not only an important record of women's experience of war, but also provides researchers and students of gender and conflict with rare first hand accounts highlighting the impact of war on gender relations, and women's struggle for equal political rights in a situation of state collapse.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
English.
ISBN 9781435662193 (electronic bk.)
1435662199 (electronic bk.)
9781849644730 (electronic bk.)
184964473X (electronic bk.)
9786611750343
6611750347
0745322093
9780745322094
0745322085 (pbk.)
9780745322087 (pbk.)
1281750344
9781281750341
OCLC # 655070724
Additional Format Print version: Somalia--the untold story. London : CIIR ; London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2004 (DLC) 2003020195 (OCoLC)53038753


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