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Peacekeeping and Conflict Management: South Asia
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Women in South Asia have traditionally played an active role in conflict resolution particularly at the grassroots level. They have a history of joining in liberation movements such as the nationalist movements and the Tebhaga and Telengana movements during the late 1940s. However, it was only in the postcolonial period that they consciously organized themselves for conflict resolution. This was as a result of the increasing numbers of intra-state conflicts in South Asia. In the late 1980s confl…

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Banerjee, Paula, “Peacekeeping and Conflict Management: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0124c>
First published online: 2009

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