This article presents the findings of field research in Ghana in 2002 about internal displacement stemming from multiethnic violence in northern Ghana in 1994, known as the Guinea Fowl War. Indigenous, gender-specific knowledge from displaced Ghanaian women is presented in the context of feminist perspectives on the consequences of regional wars on non-combatants. The research generated indigenous material for social work education about interethnic peace building and conflict resolution. The discussion includes first-person responses about warning signs, origins of conflict, immediate and long-term responses, social consequences, and an integration of findings with feminist perspectives on conflict resolution and policies that are designed to aid internally displaced women.
Ahadzie, W.K.; McGadney-Douglass, B.F.
Journal of Women and Social Work / Sage Publications
University of Ghana
Displaced women,ethnic conflict,Ghana,Indigenous knowledge,Lived experiences of displacement,northern Ghana