Women in the Military and in Armed Conflict

Women in the Military and in Armed Conflict

The debate about the role of women in war, violent conflict and the military is not only a long and ongoing one; it is also a heated and controversial one.

Author: Helena Carreiras

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783531909356

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The debate about the role of women in war, violent conflict and the military is not only a long and ongoing one; it is also a heated and controversial one. The contributions to this anthology come from experts in the field who approach the topic from various angles thus offering different and, at times, diverging perspectives. The reader will therefore gain in-depth insight into the most important aspects and positions in the debate.
Categories: Social Science

Armed Conflict Women and Climate Change

Armed Conflict  Women and Climate Change

This book examines strategy and military doctrine from NATO, the UK, US and Australia, and explores key issues such as displacement, food and energy insecurity, and male out-migration as well as current efforts to incorporate gender ...

Author: Jody M. Prescott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315467191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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The gender-differentiated and more severe impacts of armed conflict upon women and girls are well recognised by the international community, as demonstrated by UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and subsequent resolutions. Similarly, the development community has identified gender-differentiated impacts upon women and girls as a result of the effects of climate change. Current research and analysis has reached no consensus as to any causal relationship between climate change and armed conflict, but certain studies suggest an indirect linkage between climate change effects such as food insecurity and armed conflict. Little research has been conducted on the possible compounding effects that armed conflict and climate change might have on at-risk population groups such as women and girls. Armed Conflict, Women and Climate Change explores the intersection of these three areas and allows the reader to better understand how military organisations across the world need to be sensitive to these relationships to be most effective in civilian-centric operations in situations of humanitarian relief, peacekeeping and even armed conflict. This book examines strategy and military doctrine from NATO, the UK, US and Australia, and explores key issues such as displacement, food and energy insecurity, and male out-migration as well as current efforts to incorporate gender considerations in military activities and operations. This innovative book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international development, international security, sustainability, gender studies and law.
Categories: Business & Economics

Listening to the Silences

Listening to the Silences

Reveals that women's requirements during times of war will continue to be inadequate so long as we continue silencing the differing perspectives. Australian editors.

Author: Helen Durham

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004143654

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Demonstrates that women are taking on increasingly less traditional roles during war, and that these roles are multifaceted, complicated and sometimes contradictory. Reveals that women's requirements during times of war will continue to be inadequate so long as we continue silencing the differing perspectives. Australian editors.
Categories: Social Science

Women Silent Victims in Armed Conflict

Women  Silent Victims in Armed Conflict

Aims To Highlight The Forgotten Victims Of Armed Conflict-The Woman-Lifts The Veil On Indignities To Which Women Are Subjected By Invading Forces-Analyses The Content Of International Treaties, National Legislation And Emphasizes Their ...

Author: Charu WaliKhanna

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060771097

Category: Atrocities

Page: 149

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Aims To Highlight The Forgotten Victims Of Armed Conflict-The Woman-Lifts The Veil On Indignities To Which Women Are Subjected By Invading Forces-Analyses The Content Of International Treaties, National Legislation And Emphasizes Their Inadequacy. Opines That Some Of The Changes In The Position Of Women Are Of A Cosmetic Nature Only And We Have A Long Way To Go.
Categories: Atrocities

The Women s Army Corps 1945 1978

The Women s Army Corps  1945 1978

40 The DCSPER staff developed the specification and sent it to the Army staff
and the major commanders for review . It excluded women from positions in
combat arms units with the function of participating in sustained armed conflict in
a ...

Author: Bettie J. Morden

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018852163

Category: Government publications

Page: 543

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The Women's Army Corps makes a significant contribution to women's history and the history of the Army. Bettie J. Morden weaves the ideas and moral attitudes that existed in the middle decades of the twentieth century to chronicle thirty-three years of WAC history from V-J Day 1945 to 20 October 1978, when the Women's Army Corps was abolished by Public Law 95-584 and discontinued by Department of the Army General Order 20, with the WAC officers assimilated into the other branches of the Army (except the combat arms). For the most part taking a chronological approach, Morden focuses on the interaction of plans, decisions, and personalities that affected the WAC directors as they pushed and prodded the Army, the Department of Defense, and Congress to achieve Regular Army and Reserve status, military credit for Women's Army Auxiliary Corps service, and promotion above the grade of lieutenant colonel. The early WAC directors, according to Morden, had the task of fighting for progress and equity, whereas their successors fought a losing battle to keep entry standards high and to retain the corps' separate status. She provides readers with a comprehensive picture of WAC growth and development and the transformation in the status of Army women brought by the advent of the all-volunteer Army and the women's rights movement of the seventies.
Categories: Government publications

VA Gender specific Health Care Services for Women Veterans and Related Issues

VA Gender specific Health Care Services for Women Veterans and Related Issues

Women's Air Forces Service Pilots ( WASPs ) . 2. Signal Corps Female
Telephone Operators Unit of World War I. 3. Engineer Field Clerks . 4. Women's
Army Auxiliary Corps ( WAAC ) . 5. Quartermaster Corps female clerical
employees serving ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754066490644

Category: Digital images

Page: 340

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Categories: Digital images

Professional Development of Officers Study Policy impact analysis

Professional Development of Officers Study  Policy impact analysis

( 2 OI ) 13 - US IN MID / HI CONV WAR - US is involved in a mid - to - high
intensity conventional armed conflict with a major ... ( 2 OI ) 14 - WOMEN
UNRESTRICTED — All restrictions on the assignment and utilization of women in
the Army are ...

Author: United States. Dept. of the Army. Professional Development of Officers Study Group

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047784346

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

BT Watersheds - Virginia War ( U ( Military science ) ] N ( Naval science ) ] UF
Armed conflict ( War ) Conflict , Armed ( War ) ... Tank warfare Total war War and
society Warfare , Conventional Winter warfare Women and war Women in war
Youth ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89122457666

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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Categories: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Professional Development of Officers Study Policy impact analysis

Professional Development of Officers Study  Policy impact analysis

(2 OI) 13-US IN MID/HI CONV WAR–US is involved in a mid-to-high intensity
conventional armed conflict with a major power ... (2 OI) 14-WOMEN
UNRESTRICTED–All restrictions on the assignment and utilization of women in
the Army are ...

Author: Charles W. Bagnal

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000002255580

Category: Government publications

Page:

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Categories: Government publications

Women and the Military

Women and the Military

Women continued to receive year . It marked the first armed conflict this duty
assignment during the invato occur after men and women were sion of Panama
in 1989 . The Persian integrated in the U . S . military . Gulf War saw more women
in ...

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018392295

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 640

Introduces the topic of women in the American military, including entries on individuals, events, laws, organizations, and wars
Categories: History

Women and War

Women and War

"Women and war takes stock of the current state of knowledge on women, peace, and security issues, including efforts to increase women's participation in post-conflict reconstruction strategies and their protection from wartime sexual ...

Author: Chantal de Jonge Oudraat

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781601270641

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

View: 105

In consideration of UN Resolution 1325 (which called for women's equal participation in promoting peace and security and for greater efforts to protect women exposed to violence during and after conflict), this volume takes stock of the current state of knowledge on women, peace and security issues, including efforts to increase women's participation in post-conflict reconstruction strategies and their protection from wartime sexual violence.
Categories: Political Science

Documenting Women s Experiences in Armed Conflict Situations in Uganda 1980 1986 Luwero District

Documenting Women s Experiences in Armed Conflict Situations in Uganda  1980 1986  Luwero District

Feminist documentation of war experiences is used by women activists around
the world to deconstruct gender ... war in Luwero which is the subject of the study
cannot be understood without reference to the political and military crises which ...

Author: Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Kampala, Uganda)

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000068977143

Category: Psychic trauma

Page: 80

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Categories: Psychic trauma

Women Armed Conflict and Loss

Women  Armed Conflict and Loss

Um Ahmed , as the example of a woman whose life , as well as that of her family '
s , was placed in a state of war , mustered all her strength to protect her family
from the traces of oppression left by the Occupation . Ironically , the Israeli Army ...

Author: Khawla Abu Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000093901563

Category: Al-Aqsa Intifada, 2000-

Page: 156

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Categories: Al-Aqsa Intifada, 2000-

Women War and Peacemaking in the Philippines 1986 1993

Women  War  and Peacemaking in the Philippines  1986 1993

Ramos has named the peaceful resolution of the armed conflict as a priority
agenda of his administration and today his government is seeking a negotiated
political settlement on three fronts : with the Moro armed opposition , the military
rebel ...

Author: Teresita Quintos-Deles

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063371788

Category: Philippines

Page: 39

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Categories: Philippines

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

The authors focus on the multidimensionality of gender in conflict, yet they also prioritise the experience of women given both the changing nature of war and the historical de-emphasis on women's experiences.

Author: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199300983

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

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Traditionally, much of the work studying war and conflict has focused on men. Men commonly appear as soldiers, commanders, casualties, and civilians. Women, by contrast, are invisible as combatants, and, when seen, are typically pictured as victims. The field of war and conflict studies is changing: more recently, scholars of war and conflict have paid increasing notice to men as a gendered category and given sizeable attention to women's multiple roles in conflict and post-conflict settings. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict focuses on the multidimensionality of gender in conflict, yet it also prioritizes the experience of women, given both the changing nature of war and the historical de-emphasis on women's experiences. Today's wars are not staged encounters involving formal armies, but societal wars that operate at all levels, from house to village to city. Women are necessarily involved at each level. Operating from this basic intellectual foundation, the editors have arranged the volume into seven core sections: the theoretical foundations of the role of gender in violent conflicts; the sources for studying contemporary conflict; the conflicts themselves; the post-conflict process; institutions and actors; the challenges presented by the evolving nature of war; and, finally, a substantial set of case studies from across the globe. Genuinely comprehensive, this Handbook will not only serve as an authoritative overview of this massive topic, it will set the research agenda for years to come.
Categories: Political Science

Post Cold War Defense Reform

Post Cold War Defense Reform

should be presented within the military , but not proportionally . One problem in
this regard is the issue of women in the army . In World War II , women played an
important role in Slovenian resistance against occupiers . Many of them were ...

Author: István Gyarmati

Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056453163

Category: History

Page: 434

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With landslide political changes in Europe in the early 1990s, politicians and military planners started to contemplate their possible effects on military postures. Most countries, however, did not enforce plans for post-Cold War reforms because they lacked political will and money, their conservative militaries resisted, and they felt no real pressure from any clear and present threat. Fortunately, debates have begun about the future of military forces, the "revolution in military affairs," and the plans for NATO and European security and defense cooperation. This publication serves as a timely contribution to the debate on determining which lessons have,and have not, been learned--while suggesting possible courses for the way ahead.
Categories: History

Untold Terror

Untold Terror

Author: Robin Kirk

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 1564320936

Category: Human rights

Page: 62

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Categories: Human rights

The Demography of Armed Conflict

The Demography of Armed Conflict

Women , however , are affected adversely over time following conflict to about the
same extent as men . Finally , we find a strong selection bias in the mortality data
, induced by military conflict . Adult mortality data are likely to be missing ...

Author: Helge Brunborg

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: UVA:X030114896

Category: History

Page: 396

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War and conflict, whether internal or international, remains a pervasive phenomenon affecting most regions of the world and particularly low-income countries. Demographic consequences of war and violence, especially deaths and forced migration, are amongst the gravest costs of war and receive much attention in mass media, although it is often difficult to quantify such effects. Furthermore, demographic factors, such as population pressure on natural renewable resources, migration, differential population dynamics by ethnic or religious group, or the number of young persons in a population, have been suggested as potential causes of conflict. Despite the obvious importance of both demographic causes and consequences of armed conflict, research on the demographic aspects of conflict is scarce. This book brings together researchers from very different traditions to bridge gaps in the field, and to provide new insights into the demographic causes and consequences of armed conflict. The diversity of the authors, coming from demography, statistics, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, geography, economics and law, gives the reader a cross-cut of recent research in demography and armed conflict. The themes are equally diverse. Studies of demographic causes of conflict address issues of migration, ethnicity, population growth and youth bulges. Studies focusing on the consequences of conflict include some broad assessments of mortality from armed conflict, the estimation of casualties for prosecution of war crimes, as well as detailed case studies of conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda.
Categories: History

The Women and War Reader

The Women and War Reader

Women play many roles during wartime. This compelling study brings together the work of foremost scholars on women and war to address questions of ethnicity, women and the war complex, peacemaking, motherhood, and more.

Author: Lois Ann Lorentzen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814751459

Category: History

Page: 382

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Women play many roles during wartime. This compelling study brings together the work of foremost scholars on women and war to address questions of ethnicity, women and the war complex, peacemaking, motherhood, and more. It leaves behind outdated arguments about militarist men and pacifist women, while still recognizing differences in men's and women's relationships to war. .
Categories: History