We often look at war through the eyes of a man: killing, destruction, power and violence.
What if we looked at war -– and most importantly, peace –- through the eyes of a woman? What would that look like? A century ago, 90 percent of war casualties were male soldiers; today, nearly 70 percent are civilian women and children.
Beginning tonight, October 11, PBS will air a docu-series called “Women, War & Peace,” a five-part special series to show women are not only suffering unprecedented casualties in today’s wars -– but are also emerging as leaders in brokering peace and postwar reconciliation.
Narrated by Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard and produced by Abigail Disney, Gini Retiker and Pamela Hogan, the series covers women making change and creating peace in four countries: Bosnia, Liberia, Afghanistan and Colombia, and culminates in a fifth episode with today’s leading peace and security experts, current and past secretaries of state and top officials.
“Women, War & Peace” will air on PBS stations across the country each Tuesday from October 11 to November 8th. Check your local listings.To learn more, go to www.womenwarandpeace.org.