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Women, War & Peace

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2 of 6) (#102)

The story of the Liberian women who took on dictator Charles Taylor's regime and won peace in 2003. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: WOMEN, WAR & PEACE is a new five-part series on the changing roles of women in war and peace. The vast majority of today's conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs, insurgent groups and warlords using unconventional weapons. The series reveals how post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. WOMEN, WAR& PEACE spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframing our understanding of modern warfare." Actors Matt Damon, Geena Davis, Tilda Swinton , and Alfre Woodard narrate.

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  • I Came to Testify (1 of 5) (#101)

    The story of a group of Bosnian women who affected international laws about sexual violence in war. [56 minutes]

  • Peace Unveiled (3 of 5) (#103)

    Follows three women in Afghanistan who are making sure women are a part of the Taliban peace talks. [56 minutes]

  • The War We Are Living (4 of 5) (#104)

    Two Afro-Colombian women fight to stay on their gold-rich lands in Colombia's Pacific southwest. [56 minutes]

  • War Redefined (5 of 5) (#105)

    Interviewees include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice. [56 minutes]

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