A series on the changing roles of women in war and peace. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs, insurgent groups and warlords using unconventional weapons. The series reveals how post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. WOMEN, WAR& PEACE spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.” Actors Matt Damon, Geena Davis, Tilda Swinton and Alfre Woodard narrate.
- #201 – Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs – When Claire confronts her husband, Malcolm Webster, over his wild spending, he tries to control her with sedatives. Afraid he’ll soon be caught; he silences her forever. Three years on, he has a new bride…and history appears to be repeating itself. Airs 3/25 at 9 p.m.
- #202 – The Trials of Spring – Follow 3 Egyptian women as they put their lives and bodies on the line fighting for justice and freedom. The film tells the story of Egypt’s Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it and the women willing to risk everything. Airs 3/25 at 10 p.m.
- #203 – Naila and the Uprising – Discover the story of a courageous, nonviolent women’s movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising. One woman must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three. Airs 3/26 at 9 p.m.
- #204 – A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers – Embark on a risky yearlong U.N. peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.
Airs 3/26 at 10 p.m.