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Women, War & Peace

Women, War & Peace

WOMEN, WAR & PEACE is a new five-part series on the changing roles of women in war and peace. The vast majority of today's conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs, insurgent groups and warlords using unconventional weapons. The series reveals how post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. WOMEN, WAR& PEACE spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframing our understanding of modern warfare." Actors Matt Damon, Geena Davis, Tilda Swinton , and Alfre Woodard narrate.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/bO3LtJf1nOxTeLzJitSORQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Embark on a risky year-long UN peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace. /episodes/get/90848 /episode/90848 A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers /episode-player/90848

Embark on a risky yearlong U.N. peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.

Air date:
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 08:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/V-FYv2r6E-6G99J25ZwYpg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Discover the story of a courageous, non-violent women’s movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising, known as the first Intifada. One woman must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three. /episodes/get/90847 /episode/90847 Naila and the Uprising /episode-player/90847

Discover the story of a courageous, nonviolent women's movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising. One woman must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three.

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Wed, 03/27/2019 - 08:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/sb4tGPDsM-sMh9eghpOm7w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow three Egyptian women as they put their lives and bodies on the line fighting for justice and freedom. The film tells the story of Egypt’s Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it and the women willing to risk everything. /episodes/get/90818 /episode/90818 The Trials of Spring /episode-player/90818

Follow three Egyptian women as they put their lives and bodies on the line fighting for justice and freedom. The film tells the story of Egypt's Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it and the women willing to risk everything.

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Tue, 03/26/2019 - 08:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/UVEOtdRstB4HBQnZtR4E8Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Discover the story of the Catholic and Protestant women who come together during Northern Ireland’s bloody conflict to form an all-female political party and fight to ensure that human rights, equality and inclusion shape the historic Good Friday Agreement peace deal. /episodes/get/90817 /episode/90817 Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs /episode-player/90817

Discover the story of the Catholic and Protestant women who come together during Northern Ireland's bloody civil war and fight to ensure that human rights, equality and inclusion shape the historic Good Friday Agreement peace deal.

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Tue, 03/26/2019 - 08:00
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