Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, 3rd Edition - Women and Non Violent Civil Resistance

Elsevier, Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict (Third Edition) Volume 2, 2022, Pages 324-331
Anne N. Costain, Wilfred D. Costain

Across cultures, women prefer participation in nonviolent opposition to government rather than violence. Civil resistance entails intentionally nonviolent acts such as demonstrations, strikes, and nonparticipation to pressure government to respond to demands.