2008 - Volume 11 Number 9
It is only recently that the international community has begun to recognise that women, as survivors of violent conflict, also bear the burden of reconstruction in the transition period. They are largely unseen and unacknowledged, instigators of peace. In the Pacific region, women have had a vital role in peacemaking although they have rarely been consulted or included in formal peace talks. Feminist voices for peace are needed if women in every culture who struggle for liberation and social justice are to be supported.