Mothers and Others: Learning from Women and Girls about Community Resilience in Time of War

The work that I began to do with women activists in El Salvador and Guatemala, during a lengthy period of civil war, provided valuable clues to a way of gathering information, of seeing things. That way of seeing things helped me to learn about kernels of resilience and resistance that appeared to exist in even the most intractable of conflicts. For that reason, I will begin by talking about my original work in El Salvador, and then move to case studies in Angola, Sierra Leone and finally Afghanistan for illustration

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