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Gender and Community Peacebuilding in Rural Afghanistan.

Chen, Eirene
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Peace Prints. South Asian Journal of Peacebuilding. 1(1).

This paper examines prevailing cultural attitudes towards Afghan women as
peacebuilders and explores the impact that an innovative UNHCR-sponsored
refugee reintegration program has had on gender dynamics in several rural Afghan
communities divided by a history of violent conflict. The program integrates intercommunal
reconciliation activities with joint income-generation projects, in an effort
to restore trust and strengthen economic capacity. The authors discuss how
implementation methodologies have affected the lives of the women who
participated in the program as community peace mobilizers. They also propose
culturally sustainable strategies to facilitate gender equality in rural communities. (Author’s abstract)


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