Women are increasingly being recruited as agents of diplomacy, conflict prevention, reconstruction, and reconciliation.
organizations such as Women Waging Peace work to train and integrate
women into power structures that help to put post-conflict societies
back together and mediate hostilities.
- The recent
appointments of Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary
Clinton as U.S. Secretaries of State are major advances for women in
the halls of diplomacy.
- Fifteen years after the
genocide in Rwanda, many women hold political office and oversee
institutions of justice that are critical to the country’s peace and
- Liberia, a country destroyed by years of
brutal civil war, is on the mend under the leadership of Africa’s first
female President and peace activist Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
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