Jessica Trisko Darden, Alexis Henshaw, and Ora Szekley
Female Combatants in Civil Wars
Georgetown University Press 2019
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Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars (Georgetown University Press, 2019) investigates the mobilization of female fighters, women’s roles in combat, and what happens to women when conflicts end. The book focuses on three case studies of asymmetric conflicts. Jessica Trisko Darden contributes research looking at Ukraine, Alexis Henshaw discusses the civil war in Colombia, and Ora Szekley provides insights into conflict involving Kurdish groups. The book includes lessons for policy makers on women’s motivations for joining armed groups and unique issues facing female combatants during reintegration.
Beth Windisch is a national security practitioner. You can tweet her @bethwindisch.