NGOs and Post-Conflict Recovery

NGOs and Post-Conflict Recovery

The Leitana Nehan Women’s Development Agency, Bougainville

Edited by: Helen Hakena, Peter Ninnes, Bert Jenkins
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Description

When government services have broken down or when international nongovernment organisations are uninterested or unable to help, grassroots non-government organisations provide important humanitarian, educational and advocacy services. Yet, too often the story of the crucial role played by these organisations in conflict and post-conflict recovery goes unheard.

The Leitana Nehan Women’s Development Agency provides many salutary lessons for grassroots non-government organisations undertaking peacemaking and peace-building work. In the thirteen years of its existence, it has contributed humanitarian assistance, provided education programs on peace, gender issues and community development, and has become a powerful advocate for women’s and children’s rights at all levels of society. Its work has been recognised through the award of a United Nations’ Millennium Peace Price in 2000 and a Pacific Peace Prize in 2004.

This book makes a unique contribution to understanding the role of nongovernment organisations in promoting peace and development and gender issues in the South West Pacific.

Details

ISBN (print):
9780731537457
ISBN (online):
9781920942182
Publication date:
Apr 2006
Imprint:
ANU Press
Co-publisher:
Asia Pacific Press
Disciplines:
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies; Social Sciences: Development Studies, Gender Studies, Politics & International Studies
Countries:
Pacific

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