Women, War and What they fed the children
A NEW PROJECT:
Eighty percent of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people are women and children. Eighty percent!
In order to humanize these statistics, we are gathering stories of women and their children from around the world who have experienced or live in war impacted areas – and we include many who are not normally cited – in the United States we will collect stories from Native American women whose reservations fit the profile of a post conflict societies – we also include some inner city women’s stories in places like New Orleans which at one point had more killings that Iraq. They are many places in the developed world that meet the criteria as war zones. We asked ourselves how do/did these women cope and care for their families and themselves. How do their children fare? What are the lingering symptoms of encountering the severe stress of war? What unknown aspects of self were called up by these circumstances? What do they want to tell the world about their experiences?