Rethinking peace and gender : implications of thousand women for Nobel Peace Prize Project
Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University; Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lingnan University
Dept. of Cultural Studies & KFCRD Cultural Studies Seminar Series & Cultural Magazine Series, 2004-05
11:30 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.
AM201, Amenities Building, Lingnan University
The study of the relationship between women and peace/war has been a topic of interest to many feminist scholars all over the world, with much attention drawn to national, racial and ethnic conflicts. The concept of peace used in the on-going global project “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005” is, however, more than the absence of war. Peace is human security, which is endangered daily by conflict, poverty, inequality, discrimination and violation of human rights. Peace work by women may include the promotion of human rights, the elimination of poverty in all its forms, the maintenance of a healthy, sustainable environment, the struggle against structural violence and discrimination, the promotion of peace negotiations and conflict mediation, health and education, analysis of mechanisms that endanger peace, and so on. The “everyday” or the “ordinary” nature of women’s peace work is also emphasized. The three speakers who are engaged in the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005” project will re-conceptualize peace from the perspectives of feminism and cultural studies, based on the work of the peace women nominated from the Chinese region (including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan).
Dai, J., Chan, S. H., & Lau, K. C. (2005, March 22). Rethinking peace and gender: Implications of thousand women for Nobel Peace Prize Project [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/231