This volume re-centres African women scholars in the discourse on African women and peacebuilding, combining theoretical reflections with case studies in a range of African countries.
The chapters outline the history of African women’s engagement in peacebuilding, introducing new and neglected themes such as youth, disability, and religious peacebuilding, and laying the foundations for new theoretical insights. Providing case studies from across Africa, the contributors highlights the achievements and challenges characterising women’s contributions to peacebuilding on the continent.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of peacebuilding, African security and gender.
Table of Contents
1. African Women and Peacebuilding Anna Chitando 2. Women in Peacebuilding: Influencing Africa’s Peace and Security Architecture Lukong Stella Shulika and Janet Muthoni Muthuki 3. Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding in Africa Esther Tawiah 4. Young Women and Peacebuilding Maureen Guma 5. Building Sustainable Peace in Post-Conflict Settings in Africa: A Case Study of Liberia Pearl Karuhanga Atuhaire 6. Women and Peacebuilding in Madagascar Gaby Razafindrakoto 7. Women as Religious Citizens and Peacebuilding in Kenya Loreen Maseno 8. Women as Agents of Peace in the Midlands Province, Zimbabwe: Towards Sustainable Peace and Development Sophia Chirongoma 9. Women with Disabilities, Peacebuilding and Development in Adamawa State, Nigeria Jessie Fubara-Manuel and Justina Mike Ngwobia 10. Peacebuilding through health work: Opportunities and challenges for women community health volunteers in Kenya Roseanne Njiru 11. Women, Artisanal Mining and Peacebuilding in Africa Maame Esi Eshun 12. A Role Analysis of Women in the Fight against Terrorism in Nigeria Grace Atim 13. "Not all heroes Wear Caps": Women and Peacebuilding in the Public Sphere in Zambia through a Narrative of Susan Sikaneta Nelly Mwale 14. "Swimming Against the Current": Queen Labotsibeni, the Epitome of Effective Peacebuilding in Eswatini Sonene Nyawo 15. Pray the Devil Back to Hell as a Resource for Appreciating African Women’s Contribution to Peacebuilding Anna Chitando
Anna Chitando is an associate professor in the Department of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies at the Zimbabwe Open University.