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This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.

What Happened to Nepal's Women Maoists?
What happened to nepal's women maoists?
Bishnu Raj Upreti Gitta Shrestha

Ten years of armed conflict waged by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) ended with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in November 2006. However, the integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist ex-combatant remained a major issue for another six years. The insurgency was grounded in Nepal's deep social and economic problems. What started as a small rebellion, over the years, developed into a brutal armed conflict with gross human rights violations on both sides leading to 17,846 killed, 1,530 disappeared, 3,142 kidnapped, 8,935 injured, 9,000 widowed, 620 orphaned, 17,484 properties captured, and 75,571 people displaced (Rawal 2015). The conflict had ...

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