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Ruth Saovana-Spriggs examines issues of conflict and peace by telling the stories of women’s efforts in peacemaking in the conflict between the people of Bougainville and the government of Papua New Guinea. Preferring the term “peacemakingâ€? to “conflict resolution,â€? she outlines her views of peacemaking and forgiveness. She then traces the history of the conflict and her involvement in the peace process. This leads to more detailed observations on women’s efforts, role, and power in the peace process.

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