Women are motivated to protect their children and ensure security for their families. They watch as their sons and husbands are taken as combatants or prisoners of war; when rape is used as a tactic of war to humiliate the enemy and terrorize the population, they become targets themselves. Despite, or perhaps because of this, women generally refuse to give up the pursuit of peace. Learn more in our comprehensive “Why Women?” report »

Nurturing peaceful alternatives in the Philippines

Valuing lives on both sides in Sri Lanka

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