Women as Victims of War and as Brokers of Peace



Although women’s rights happened ages ago in developed countries, developing countries still struggle with equality. During times of war, women are the brokers for peace, but still become victims of war. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll be talking about the plight of women in war-torn areas of the world.


  • Abigail Disney (Executive Producer, PBS Documentary series “Women, War and Peace)


WOSU Public Media and The Womens Fund of Central Ohio invite you to join us for an evening with Abigail Disney on Oct. 24. For more information about the event, go to womensfundcentralohio.org.

Please join WOSU and The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio for a very special evening.
Monday, October 24, 2011
5:30-7:15 p.m.

We see violence on television, in war-torn countries with bloody streets and white sheet-covered bodies. For us the story may be a two-minute news spot.

For those living in war-torn countries, it is their life.

Abigail Disney

Abigail Disney

We often hear of military casualties, we might even hear the language “collateral damage.” Abby Disney—filmmaker, philanthropist, and scholar—puts a face and a story on the women who are disproportionately impacted by war and subsequently left out of the peace-building process.

You will feel the intensity of the situation and hear the stories of hope, reconciliation, and deep, lasting peace. Women, War & Peace is an upcoming series produced by Abby Disney that spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones around the world, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. (Women, War & Peace airs on WOSU TV beginning Tuesday, October 11 at 9pm.)

Share the experience of listening and learning from Abby Disney on October 24, 2011.

Bring your girlfriends, your co-workers, and your neighbors to spend some time with a woman who brings the often silenced voices of women to public television.

Monday, October 24, 2011
5:30-7:15 p.m.
Arena Grand Theater
175 West Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215


Womens Fund and WOSU present Abigail Disney

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