Women Fighting For Peace Amid War

October 25, 2011

This next few weeks PBS will be airing the show “Women, War and Peace.”  The series shows just how many women are working for peace despite the war all around them.  It’s definitely worth a watch — you can find more here and catch the show on Tuesday evenings. So many people think of war stories as belonging only to men, but as the series and “The Dressmaker” and books like Leymah Gbowee’s “Mighty Be Our Powers” show, there is far more to the story.  We expect women to pull families through war and almost never acknowledge their bravery in the battle.  Now it is time they receive the credit they deserve in their fight for peace.