chapter  2
Changing role of women in conflict situations
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The chapter draws on the theoretical literature to understand the concepts of conflict zone, space, gender, and citizenship and the changing role being played by women in the conflict zones of North-East India. Visibility to gender dimensions in conflict has been spurned by the devastating impact of conflict on women as victims. Gendered conflicts have been typically studied from a perception of victimology where attention has been focused on women’s experience and perception of violence. Women’s space, patriarchy, gender, and development are some of the themes related to an understanding of women’s space in ethnic conflict.