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Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times

Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times

Female Combatants, Political Protest and the Unfinished Process of Peacebuilding in South Africa

Key contacts: Dr Azrini Wahidin

Funding: British Academy

Start date: 01.01.2021

End date: 31.12.2021

Project overview

The aim of this qualitative research study is to address the experiences of former female combatants involved in the anti-apartheid liberation movements such as: the African National Congress (ANC) uMkhonto Wesizwe (MK) and the other various paramilitary groupings. The approach will be informed by feminist participatory research methods. The study through semi-structure interviews will capture the experiences of political protest, the prison experience and how they as women negotiate their post-war roles.