Our first hope is that Women, War & Peace starts a conversation. After millennia of disproportionate attention paid to men in conflicts we know that these five films spotlighting women's experiences in war and peace are just a beginning. We hope that it is the trigger for a whole new dialogue and for more films, articles, and stories that look at conflict through women's eyes. In the long run, our greatest hopeis that the series will actually change policy and legislation and inspire the kind of successes embodied by Nobel Laureates Gbowee and Johnson Sirleaf and Karman.
This article originally appeared at Human Rights Now, the blog of Amnesty International USA, and is reprinted with permission.