Sunday, 12 February 2012

Women, War & Peace | International Women's Program | Open Society Foundations - OSF

Women, War & Peace

Location: OSI-New York
Event Date: December 15, 2011
Speakers: Abigail E. Disney, Gini Reticker, Pamela Hogan, Charlotte Bunch

Women, War & Peace is a five-part PBS mini-series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The documentary series places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of modern warfare.

Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis, and Alfre Woodard, the series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Simultaneously, they are emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.

This event features a panel discussion with the series co-creators.

The full series is available for viewing on the PBS website. Women, War & Peace was funded in part by the International Women's Program of the Open Society Foundations.