The Role of Women in Peace Building and Reconstruction by Margaret Uwem Ite


The paper explores the effort made by women, and other actors, including donor agencies, to bring about reconciliation in war torn countries there is overwhelming evidence that women have been involved in the initiatives that promote peace and reconstruction process despite the fact that most of their contributions remain unknown or invisible. In view of the fact that, in all post-conflict situations, women are mostly
affected, it is inevitable and logical that they should play a central role in reconstruction and accountability, translating words into action, and finally women’s role in reconstruction programmes. Therefore, the paper will examine women and post—conflict situation, post conflict: rehabilitation , reconstruction: and accountability lasting words into action, and finally, women’s role in reconstruction: the Rwanda experience.

Keywords: women, peace reconstruction, crimes, Africa and decision-making

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