The Aftermath: Women in Post-Conflict Transformation

How to Cite

Sayigh, R. (1). The Aftermath: Women in Post-Conflict Transformation. Al-Raida Journal, 82-86.


By Sheila Meintjes, Anu Pillay and Meredith Turshen eds., London: Zed Books, 2001.


This is an important book that takes up the questions left by a generation of studies that celebrated gains made by women during national liberation or revolutionary struggles.

This generation of feminist scholars found reasons for optimism in the visibility of women in these struggles, and in the progressive gender ideologies and practices of many Third World leaders. With Algeria as a paradigm of the frustration of such hopes, the editors of The Aftermath begin from the basic question: Why is it that the gains made by some women during conflict are very seldom sustained after conflict ends?


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