Women, War & Peace

Women's mobilization in civil society is key to ending violence and conflict. With this in mind, Women, War & Peace, a new five-part documentary series, aims to "challenge the conventional wisdom about war", by looking at war through women's eyes.

Rather than the oh-so-familiar footage of male soldiers, guns and ammunition Women, War & Peace shows us how women play important roles as witnesses, survivors, peace activists, political negotiators, advocates for justice, and heads of state, in countries affected by violent conflict (including Bosnia, Liberia, Afghanistan and Colombia).

The five films, which have been premiered on public television in North America, place women at the center of a discourse about global security, thereby offering a critically important perspective on war today.

Visit to learn more about the documentary series and for a "screening kit", which includes discussion material in Arabic, English, French and Spanish, as well as region-specific resources and interviews with leading activists, including Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee.

In short, a great new tool to foster education, inspiration, discussion and advocacy.