Nov. 8: War Redefined

November 8, 2011

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The capstone of Women, War & Peace, War Redefined challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Their experiences reveal how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualty rates. Simultaneously, they describe how women are emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. War Redefined reframes our understanding of modern warfare through probing conversations with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright; Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee; Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic; Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International; globalization expert Moisés Naím; and Cynthia Enloe of Clark University, among others. Narrated by Geena Davis.

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Credits for War Redefined

More from the Women, War & Peace series:

I Came to Testify
The moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
The astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war.
Peace Unveiled
Three women in Afghanistan are risking their lives to make sure women’s rights don’t get traded away in peace negotiations with the Taliban.
The War We Are Living
In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia’s Pacific southwest, two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are braving a violent struggle over their gold-rich lands.


  1. James Whitten says:

    Please keep repeating on TV .

  2. Andres Lizcano says:

    Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.

  3. yoean david says:

    very touching

  4. Jennifer Rhodus says:

    very inspiring. how can I get involved?

  5. altti says:

    at 4 minutes 29 seconds into the program you showed a map of conflict zones which included estonia. I am not aware of any conflict having taken place in estonia. that nation has used peaceful means to extract itself from the russian occupiers. Had the Russians been guilty of victimizing women during the period prior to their leaving?

  6. Marcin Czechowicz says:

    If people will not change in their hearts, meaning will not convert to GOD again, but keep honoring the prince of this world – Satan, it could be too late to save all populations from the wrath of GOD.

    • Larkspur says:

      Marcin – Moving story to say the least, brave women. But those of us who do not believe in the world of the supernatural (ie gods, demons, heavens, hells, ghosts, angels etc etc.) should not have to convert to your god to understand that what happened to these women was indeed horrific. Atheists, agnostics, freethinkers do not honor satan as we do not believe he/she/it exists. Religion is not the answer to the problems of this country; education, tolerance and common sense is. Peace.

  7. Karambu Ringera says:

    Women may be the face of war, however, they are the Light that will lead the world out of the dark abyss of war. They are the VOICE of reason that must be recognized and LISTENED to at every policy table and peacebuilding initiative worldwide.

  8. Christen Hittie says:

    I have been so impressed with this series. Thank you! The marginalization of women and children as a result of war is a topic seldom discussed in modern media. I watch and my heart aches for my sisters who are not yet safe, whose communities are under deconstruction, and whose rights are not only taken from them, but the women themselves are not recognized as being human. We women are truly the heart of our world community. We all have a responsibility to stand beside and stand up for our sisters. Again, thank you!

  9. flkwilson says:

    Rape as a war tactic is the most cruelest and inhumane. What happens, as in the case of Liberia, when high rates of rape continue even after the war?

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  11. Nancy Benner says:

    Please remove PBS Women, War, and Peace

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  16. Lisa says:

    I am writing my Masters dissertation at the moment on women in peacekeeping and would really like to watch this series. Unfortunately I cant access it from the UK. Is there any other way to watch it online? Thanks, Lisa

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