Crossing borders and Building bridges : Young women in peacebuilding

University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Author: Sofia Granström; [2016]

Keywords: peace building; Identity; gender; antagonism; age;


This qualitative, interpretative, interview study is conducted with six young female

Kosovar-Albanian and Serbian participants from a peacebuilding, dialogue and

training program called Young Women’s Peace Academy. It aims at answering what

made the young women who participated so “successful” in breaking antagonism, in

spite of the tensions that exist in the post-conflict society they live in. More

specifically it is looking at how ethnicity, gender and age interact in the process of

peacebuilding to fine-grain theory.

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