Tag Archives: Gender

Begin Everywhere: A Sketch of the Territory

by Janet Gray The institutional locations of peace studies programs vary widely in ways that shape how the practitioners in any particular location construct the mission and goals of their program, define what constitutes a comprehensive approach to the field for their site, and ease or constrain the program’s capacity for integrating women and gender… read more

Begin everywhere: gender and peace studies

By Janet Gray Gender and peace studies: where do I even begin? Begin anywhere. Everywhere. Begin where you are. Find out where others are. Begin again. Anywhere—everywhere—where you are is a very particular place, with its own blind spots and resources, audiences and intentions, boxes and breezeways, roadblocks and visions. I’ll start where I was… read more

On Gender and Peace Studies: Where Are We?

by Prof. Laura Ng, University of North Georgia Where are we? This was one of my favorite questions when I was a kid–on road trips, school trips, or even going to run errands, I always wanted to know. Now that I am adult, I still find it to be one of the better questions to… read more

Transforming Anger into Nonviolent Power

Anger is reasonable and justified in the face of abuse and exploitation. What matters is what we do with it. As Leymah Gbowee stood in front of a crowd of women at her church in Monrovia, praying for an end to the civil war that was raging in Liberia, she had no idea of the consequences that were about… read more

Why Gender Matters For Building Peace

By Mary Elizabeth King First published on Waging Nonviolence, November 24th, 2011 One of the most extraordinary nonviolent, transnational movements of the modern age was the women’s suffrage movement of the first two decades of the 20th century. New Zealand first extended the franchise in the late 19th century—after two decades of organizing efforts. As… read more