An active citizen: a personal female response

Collins, P. T. (2010) An active citizen: a personal female response. In: Language and Culture Symposium 2010, 22 Sep 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

Abstract

Peace building comes from individuals in the community working together and supporting each other through dialogue and trust at a local level to create a more civil society. Moral courage is often a key component of this. The role of the individual (and a woman) in bringing the issue of peace to the forefront in a democracy, at the community level, can provide for an invigorating experience in personal growth. The United Nations Security Council has acknowledged that women are vital in any peacemaking enterprise. 2010 was the 10th anniversary of the U.N. Resolution which finally adopted a policy to encourage the presence of women on all peace projects. This paper reflects on what that experience can be like for a woman at the community level.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No indication of copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 00:32
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2014 05:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: community; women; peace; social justice
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160602 Citizenship
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940201 Civics and Citizenship
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19773

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