Women and Peace-Building
Volume 22, No. 2
Fall 2002/Win 2003


by Angela Miles, Sharon Groves and Luciana Ricciutelli 3

Women’s Security in Peace and War

Feminism, Peace, Human Rights and Human Security
by Charlotte Bunch 6

Through Conflict to a Peacemaker Identity
by Anne Goodman and Anna Snyder 12

Transformation des rapports sociaux de sexe au lendemain des conflits armés: quel espace pour les femmes dans le processus de paix?
par Nadine Puechguirbal 18

The Scars on Women’s Minds and Bodies: Women’s Roles in Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Uganda
by Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng 23

Women’s Responses to State Violence: Peace Women and Peace-Building in Northern Ireland
by Marie Hammond Callaghan 28

Women Articulating the Challenges

Racism, Ethnicity and Peace: Some Initial Thoughts on Intersectionality
by Sunila Abeysekara 36

Peace as a Masquerade: Militarization and Post-War Terror in Guatemala
by Egla J. Martinez 40

Towards “A Peaceful Solution”: NAC and the Politics of Engagement
by Mary-Jo Nadeau 48

The Impacts on Women of Prolific Small Arms and Light Weapons
by Vanessa Farr 56

Do Women Matter in Peacekeeping? Women in Police, Military and Civilian Peacekeeping
by Dyan Mazurana 64

Women’s Peace Activism: Local and Global

We’ve Come a Long Way: Engendering Peace-Building and the New Diplomacy
by Janis Alton 72

Women’s Contribution to the Northern Island Peace Agreement
by Tahnya Barnett Donaghy 83

The Politics of Peace-Building and Development in Nepal
by Rita Thapa and Elinor Bray-Collins 88

Rural Women’s Peace Link Network Groups of Western Kenya
by Naomi Shitemi 93

Feminist Activism Around the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
by Sharon Groves 99

A Tool for Women Peace-Builders: PeaceWomen.org and the 1325 E-Newsletter
by Sarah Shteir 105

Why We Need Women’s Actions and Feminist Voices
for Peace by Starhawk 108

Women Building a Peaceful World

A U.S. Feminist Response to September 11th: Calling for a Gift Economy
by Genevieve Vaughan 112

Building a Culture of Peace: An Interview with Muriel Duckworth and Betty Peterson
by Evangelia Tastsoglou and Marie Welton 115

Peace is … women imagine a peaceful world photoessay
by Jennifer deGroot 120

Women and Peace-Building: Community Development Perspectives in Hyderabad, India
by C. Raja Rajeswari 122

Mayan Women and the Foro as a Political Collective: The Guatemalan National Women’s Forum
by Carol Lynne D’Arcangelis 126

Women’s Peace-Building Activities: The Case of Cyprus
by Katie Economidou 133

Creating Dialogue in a Landscape of Conflict in South Eastern Europe
by Lise Bjerkan 137

Women Transforming Patriarchy: Feminist Ritual as Peace-Building
by Lisa Schirch 142

Un Testament … des années 1930 à 2002
par Danielle Cuisinier-Dionne 149

Critical Reflections and Situated Accounts: Women on War and Peace
by Eilish Rooney 151


Grandmother’s Cradle by Joanna M. Weston 11
Our Gift
by Lolette Kuby 16
Totem Child
by Cherie Hanson 16
18-Year-Old Curiosity
by Jessica Pierce 22
À ma soeur Afghane
par Le Plume du Phénix 27
Libera Me
par Marie Janick Belleau 35
A Daughter’s Visit
by Theresa Moore 46
Esquisse de paix
par Le Plume du Phénix 55
Leite de mel
by Irene Marques 63
Women Learning: Thunder in the bones
by Mary Ann Fenimore 82
The Ageling
by Mary Ann Fenimore 82
by Anne-Marie Brumm 87
White Garden
by Alexis Easley 92
Every Newsphoto Tells a Story
by Patience Wheatley 98
par Marie Janick Belleau 110
Covenant Explored
by Vivian Hansen 111
White Silence
by Kathy Ashby 111
by Shauna Paull 141
To Dorothy Wordsworth
by Alexis Easley 147
Morning Time
by Kay R. Eginton 148
Love in Tanka Time
by Anne-Marie Brumm 148
par Marie Janick Belleau 150
La coupe est pleine; qui va la boire?
par Danielle Cuisinier-Dionne 150
Reconnaissable entre toutes
par Marie Janick Belleau 156
Eileen Among the Lilies
by Jan Bailey 156

Book Reviews

Wild Politics
reviewed by Evelyn Accad 157

For-Giving: A Feminist Criticism of Exchange
reviewed by Mechthild Hart 158

September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives
reviewed by Liz Crock 159

Women of the Afghan War
reviewed by Shahrzad Mojab 160

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams: Making Peace in Northern Ireland
reviewed by Marie Hammond Callaghan 161

The Aftermath: Women in Post-Conflict Transformation
reviewed by Anne Goodman 162

Women Without Men: Mennonite Refugees of the Second World War
reviewed by Shannon Stettner 163

Long Shadows: Truth, Lies and History
reviewed by Sharon Ferguson-Hood 164

A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women
reviewed by Megan Hillman 165

What Do We Know and The Leaf and the Cloud
reviewed by Deborah Jurdjevic 166

Front Cover
Muriel Duckworth protests the potential war against Iraq with fellow members of Voices of Women. White poppies were handed out in front of the Spring Garden Road Public Library in downtown Halifax on November 8, 2002. Photo: Denise Surette.

Denise Surette is currently a journalism student at the University of King’s College in Halifax. She is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, and works as an intern at the Halifax Herald.