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This book explores and reflects on peacebuilding, which emerges from the experiences and realities of women's lives in East Africa, specifically, in Uganda. The author argues that often these community based peacebuilding efforts are responses to women's struggles for survival - both individually and for their families and communities. Carefully analyzing education, women's roles, human rights, conflicts, disability and immigration, this book helps to understand African women's roles in development and peacebuilding in the region. The project will interest development studies and African politics scholars, graduate students, researchers and policy makers.
Jennifer Ball is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Canada. She was born in Zambia and has spent over fifteen years living and working in Africa. Her research is in the areas of women's community based peacebuilding; community resilience; rural planning & community development; Circle as pedagogy & community engagement process; and narrative methodologies.