Women Historiography: A Tool for Global Peace

Evelyn Obiageli Dike
2015 AFRREV IJAH An International Journal of Arts and Humanities  
Women have been more commonly known by their peaceful nature. This quality is indispensable in all peace pursuits and engagements. The importance of history in the propagation of this is undisputable. It will serve as an encourager of the attributes and styles which women have been known for. In this era of women liberation and gender streamlining, it is very urgent that the sterling qualities of women be safeguarded jealously. This can only come about through good historical education. Women
more » ... education. Women possess salient qualities of patience, dialogue and cooperation; all constituting inalienable tools for peace. The neglect and lack of appreciation of these qualities in this increasingly self-seeking globe is a short cut to an abandonment of these qualities. This paper reveals how the above qualities aided the victory of the Biafran side of the war, where economic blockade as a war tool would have decimated the entire aspiring Republic. While women did not mainly handle the nozzles of guns or tanks, their activities culminated in the preservation and safeguarding of lives. This role cannot be underestimated in all factual accounts of the journey to peace after the monster of The hand that cuddles more likely will preserve even in adverse circumstances.
doi:10.4314/ijah.v4i3.4 fatcat:vdrr64km3zbqjosrh6lcbw3mhu