Diaspora Sudanese women's participation in peace building
Ahmad Yahia, Awadiya
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The main objective of this research was to explore and promote discourse on creating peace in Sudan by investigating the role refugee and immigrant women play in the peace building process of Sudan by Sudanese Diaspora women residing in North America. The research used grounded theory as a guiding method of data collection and analysis, and found that all interviewees acknowledged that women have a substantial role to play in the peace building of their birth country and that the majority of women interviewed contribute directly in many ways to the construction of peace in their country. In addition, the informants supplied useful recommendations on how women could be active participants in the peace building of their country of origin. However, the findings reveal that a disagreement exists among the women interviewed regarding their involvement in various types of organizations, especially political organizations. So, although the vast majority of the Diaspora Sudanese women interviewed are contributing to the peace efforts through established organizations, there are discrepancies on affiliations with varying types of organizations that can assist in achieving peace in their country of origin.