It’s so rare that there is compelling and accurate television that captures both the challenges that women face around the world as well as the power we wield.
Women, War & Peace is a new five-part PBS television series Feministing has partnered with that is challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain.We live in a world at war. Today’s wars are fought by armies as well as by informal gangs and militias. Women are targets. Women are peacemakers. Women are leaders.
The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.
Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones around the world. It’s aim is to show us what women face in countries from Afghanistan to Bosnia and how women are changing the landscape of war itself.