This set of original articles probes the breadth of vital issues surrounding the impact of war and violence on women globally-and examines what is being done to mitigate their effects.
* Provides a comprehensive overview of issues related to women, war, civil unrest, sexual assault, and violence
* Tackles a wide range of topics using multiple perspectives from ethnography to scholarly analysis to on-the-ground journalism
* Examines the tragic contours of the problem but also depicts hope for the future via the creative solutions being forged, especially by women empowered to counter violence
* Explores best practices of violence prevention from United Nations and state-sponsored programs as well as from movements within civil society
* Includes case studies from key conflict zones to further the understanding of the issues discussed
Mariam M. Kurtz has worked as a journalist in newspapers, radio, and television in Tanzania and at the Voice of America. Lester R. Kurtz, PhD, is professor of sociology at George Mason University where he teaches public sociology, social movements, conflict, comparative religions, and social theory.