AbstractsWomens Studies

Crossing borders and Building bridges

by Sofia Granström

Institution: Uppsala University
Year: 2016
Keywords: peace building; Identity; gender; antagonism; age; Social Sciences; Political Science; Samhällsvetenskap; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statsvetenskap
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2065580
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296445


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.