This article examines gendered aspects of women’s lives in a hill village in central Nepal during the decade-long civil war (1996-2006). The predominantly middle aged and elderly women discussed in the paper were not directly influenced by Maoist equality agendas, nor have they been – as yet – significantly empowered by the recent post-conflict gender reservations. Rather, the paper argues that it was via the unintended consequences of the conflict – their unexpected leadership of a village development project – that these women forged an alternative path towards gender transformation.
Unexpected Consequences of Everyday Life During the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 13(4), 100-112.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol13/iss4/7