(via bigthink.com)

The story of war has always been told by men. But what happens when we look at war through the eyes of women? That’s the fundamental premise of an upcoming new five-part documentary series on PBS – Women, War & Peace – that takes a comprehensive look at how women are emerging as critical partners in brokering peace agreements and creating new international laws governing conflict. From Afghanistan to Bosnia to the troubled nation-states of Africa, women are helping to re-define the way we think about war. In the process, women are no longer defining themselves as the victims – they are beginning to view themselves as the leaders of a new movement for peace.