Women, War & Peace
Peace Unveiled (3 of 5) (#103)
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Full Program: Three Afghan women fight to protect their hard-earned rights 52:16
Premieres Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings. 00:31
Women in Afghanistan fight to attend peace jirga. 00:30
A Colombian congresswoman survives seven years captivity in the jungle. 06:45
At West Bank checkpoints, Israeli women monitor the treatment of Palestinians 05:54
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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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