09 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2011

If the first victim of war is the truth, the second is women and children. The
five-part series “Women, War & Peace” chronicles, in searing fashion, the
victimization of women and their struggle to fight back in the wake of the
most severe violence and depredation. In Liberia, women fed up with killing
and destruction join hands and bring war-makers to heel. Watch as their
nonviolent protests catch on throughout the region. In Afghanistan, women
insist on being part of the peace process. Watch as their courageous stand
changes the equation in their war-torn land. In Colombia, they clamor to
draw attention to a forgotten guerilla conflict. Watch as their years-long
struggle gets the headlines it deserves. And in Bosnia, women bear witness
to systematic sexual assault. Watch as awareness of rape as a tool of war
spreads throughout the world. After “Women, War & Peace,” viewers will
never forget women’s role in global conflict.

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