Women after War

Gender Mainstreaming and the Social Construction of Identity in Contemporary Sierra Leone

By Anita Schroven

After war, social conditions are often regarded as more open for changes and international organisations are therefore encouraged to promote women's equal rights, utilising gender mainstreaming tools. These - sometimes inadvertently - affected the demobilisation program implemented after the civil war in Sierra Leone. On this program's background, the book examines the conceptualisation of women as combatants and victims. Being marginalised but far from passive, they engage with these concepts and strategise to socially (re-)construct gendered identities in order to take part in the benefits of the programs. (Series: Spektrum. Berliner Reihe zu Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik in Entwicklungsl?ndern/Berlin Series on Society, Economy and Politics in Developing Countries - Vol. 94)

152 pages

Publication Date: 7/18/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825896270