Reproductive and mental health issues of women and girls under situations of war and conflict in Africa

Proceedings of an experts group consultation in Nairobi, Kenya 4-5 August 1994 sponsored by UNIFEM’s African Women in Crisis Umbrella Programme (AFWIC) and UNICEF ESARO.displaced and refugee women in situations of war and conflict have special needs for gynecological and maternal health care and mental health counselling to address the effects of sexual abuse, pregnancy […]

Transitions from war to peace in sub-Saharan Africa

This book is based on a study of the demobilization and reintegration of military personnel in Africaas well as supporting country studies. It provides a window on the complex political, economic and socio-cultural transitions that face many countries.

Contesting Masculinities: A Study of Selected Texts of Resistance to Conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s

The theoretical framework for this thesis and analysis of primary texts revolves around the problem of conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s. The ideology of masculinity that underpinned and sustained the practice of conscription is referred to throughout as the hegemonic version. This term is interchangeable with others, namely masculinism […]

May 23, 2016 Themes: Conflict | Sexuality | War Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)


Amongst other articles women, war and peace in Mozambique: The case of Manica Province by Mark Chingono. A review on the Mozambican civil war from 1977-1992, which left an ambiguous legacy for women. The paper shows that, while destroying society the war also catalyzed the process of gender transformation, social fragmentation and civil society activism.

La majorité des réfugiés burundais en RDC sont des femmes et des enfants

Connue pour son hospitalité légendaire, la RDC s’emploie par les temps qui courent Á  rechercher les moyens de secourir plus de 7500 réfugiés burundais qui ont fui les tensions préélectorales dans la ville de Bujumbura, capitale du Burundi. La plupart de ces réfugiés sont des femmes et des enfants.

Women of Vietnam Review

Articles include those on the ASEAN Women’s entrepreneurship forum; women for innovation and gender based discrimination in recruitment practices. There is information about a photo exhibition that pays tribute to women’s strength in war time.

Africa Peace and Conflict Journal: Women, peace and security

The conventional thinking about war and violent conflict in Africa is informed by
patriarchal hegemony. The African continent has experienced a sizeable number of
conflicts since the late twentieth century and has been at the forefront of gender
mainstreaming in peace and security.

“Those Terrible Weeks in their CampÀ: Boko Haram Violence against Women and Girls in Northeast Nigeria

This report is based on interviews with more than 46 witnesses and victims of Boko Haram abductions in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states, including with girls who escaped the April 2014 abduction of 276 girls from Chibok secondary school. Their statements suggest that the Nigerian government has failed to adequately protect women and girls from a myriad of abuses, provide them with effective support and mental health and medical care after captivity, ensure access to safe schools, or investigate and prosecute those responsible for the abuses.

Mass Rape in Darfur: Sudanese Army attacks against civilians in Tabit

The 48-page report documents Sudanese army attacks in which at least 221 women and girls were raped in Tabit over 36 hours beginning on October 30, 2014. The mass rapes would amount to crimes against humanity if found to be part of a widespread or systematic attack on the civilian population.

The South African poet who advocates for gender equity, peace and non-violence

The South African poet who advocates for gender equity, peace and non-violence

Maputo, 14 December: South African politician, Bernedette Muthien is one of the 12 members of South Africa’s Constitutional Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities. She was appointed to this part-time five-year renewable post in March this year, following South Africa’s fifth election held in the country under conditions of universal adult suffrage since the end of the apartheid era in 1994.