Gender, conflict and peace in kashmir : invisible stakeholders / Seema Shekhawat.

This book demonstrates that gender is a key component of conflict and peace discourse. The marginalization of women in conflict and peace is all pervasive. Kashmir is a mirror image of this global scenario. Kashmiri women aided the militant movement in significant ways though they did not take part...

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Main Author: Shekhawat, Seema, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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