Conflict and Its Consequences

Abstract

Chris Coulter, Mariam Persson and Mats Utas In the numerous armed conflIcts that are tearing the African continent apart, young women are participants and carry guns alongside their male comrades-in-arms. Challenging the stereotype of women in African wars as victims only, this issue of the Nordic Africa Institute Policy Dialogues shows how in modern African wars women have often been as active as men. Female fighters are victimized, yet they are not mere victims. Girls and young women who volunteer to fight often possess quite considerable strength and independence.

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@inproceedings{Coulter2008ConflictAI, title={Conflict and Its Consequences}, author={Christopher Coulter and Mariam Persson and Mats Utas and Wendy C Davies and Danny Hoffman}, year={2008} }