"Female combatants in conflict and peace explores the gendered dynamics of engagement in conflict and post-conflict peace processes. It seeks to contribute to the growing body of literature on the intersection of gender, conflict, and peace by specifically focusing on a particular group of women female combatants who pose a challenge to conventional attitudes towards the gendered relationship between violence and peace. In critically scrutinising the role of female combatants in conflict and peace, this edited volume identifies key questions: what role do women play in conflict situations, and what are their experiences of engagement with violence? Where are the female combatants positioned in post-conflict peace and reintegration processes? Through an examination of theory and practice of women's participation in violent conflicts, this study makes the argument that both conflict and post-conflict situations are gender insensitive"--Back cover.
Women in Conflict and Peace Making / Seema Shekhawat Women in Combat : Identifying Global Trends / Carol Mann Catch them Young : Participation and Roles of Girl Child Soldiers in Armed Conflicts / Shawna Carroll Female Combatants, Peace Process and the Exclusion / Seema Shekhawat and Bishnu Pathak Gendering Conflict Analysis : Analyzing Israeli Female Combatants' Experiences / Ayelet Harel-Shalev and Shir Daphna-Tekoah Female Combatants in the Syrian Conflict, in the Fight against or with the IS and in the Peace Process / Emanuela C. Del Re Visible in Conflict, Invisible in Peace : Positioning Women in the Militancy in Kashmir / Seema Shekhawat Victims or Victimizers?: Naxal Women, Violence and the Re-invention of Patriarchy / Seema Shekhawat and Chayanika Saxena Gendering Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone / John Idriss Lahai Women at War, War on Women : Reconciliation and Patriarchy in Peru / Camille Boutron Gendered Struggle for Freedom : A Narrative Inquiry into Female Ex-Combatants in South Africa / Sofia Axelsson Challenging the Boundaries : the Narratives of the Female Ex-combatants in Nepal / Swechchha Dahal I Want My Wings Back to Fly in a New Sky : Stories of Ex-female LTTE Combatants in Post-war Sri Lanka / Fazeeha Azmi Demobilized Women in Colombia : Embodiment, Performativity and Social Reconciliation / Priscyll Anctil Avoine and Rachel Tillman Untapped Resources for Peace : a Comparative Study of Women's Organisations of Guerrilla Ex-combatants in Colombia and El Salvador / Luisa Maria Dietrich Ortega.