Reconciliation in the Basque Country: Examining the impact of gender dynamics in a post-conflict society
This project seeks to understand the gender dimensions of ‘reconciliation’ as a concept and practice in addressing conflict in the Basque Country. From an interdisciplinary approach, and building on the work completed for my master’s dissertation about women and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, this research aims to map the meanings given to the concepts and practices of reconciliation as a key feature of efforts to secure peace.
The study addresses the following key questions: a) How do women’s experiences of, and involvement in, the Basque conflict feature in wider ‘reconciliation’ discourses and practices in the Basque Country, and to what effect; b) How are changes in women’s participation in the conflict reflected in the level of women’s participation, and their roles, in the reconciliation process; c) How is the increased participation of women in the conflict, from political violence to peace, reflected in the reconciliation process.
University of Brighton Doctoral College Studentship