The Women, War & Peace films and discussion guide are available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Complete our form to request free screening kits.

+ Women, War & Peace

Women, War & Peace is a five-part documentary film series that challenges the conventional wisdom about war. It asks these provocative questions: What if we looked at war through women’s eyes? What if we looked beyond the familiar images and faces of war and saw women—as witnesses, peace activists, political negotiators and heads of state? Women, War & Peace tells the courageous stories of women in hotspots all over the world, including Bosnia, Liberia, Afghanistan and Colombia. By placing women at the center of a discourse about global security, the series offers a fresh and necessary perspective on war today. Visit to learn more.


Every day against formidable odds, women are waging peace in countries embattled by violent conflict, their efforts often invisible and unrecognized by the rest of the world. We can honor their work—and raise our voices for peace with theirs—by organizing and taking part in local screenings of Women, War & Peace. To date, Women, War & Peace has been screened in hundreds of towns and cities across the U.S. and around the world. We’ve heard from so many people who say how deeply they connected with the women profiled in the films, across borders, language and other differences. We’ve seen viewers, ignited by what they saw onscreen, engage in passionate discussion and commit to building peace in their own communities. You can help share the power of this experience with others.


Each Women, War & Peace screening kit contains a special DVD set with all five films on region-free DVDs, meaning they can be played anywhere in the world. Each kit also comes with a CD that includes a Screening Series Guide with tips for planning screening events; discussion questions; region-specific resources; and interviews with five leading activists, including Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee. The full kit is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. We are offering the Women, War & Peace screening kits free of charge to organizations around the world that empower women and support peace. Bring the series to your community to educate and inspire dialogue and action!


Follow these three steps to host your own Women, War & Peace screening series:

  1. Plan how your organization will use the films. Whether you showcase the series at public events, during staff trainings or in classrooms, we encourage you to follow each screening with a discussion to actively engage your audience in dialogue and reflection. We also hope that you will consider hosting individual events for the each of the five films in the series! Download our Screening Series Guide for tips for getting the most from your events.
  2. Complete our online request form.Tell us more about your organization and how you plan to use the series. Please note that we have a limited number of screening kits, so each application is subject to approval. We recommend submitting your application at least a month before your event to allow time for review and shipping.
  3. Pay for shipping. If your application is approved, we’ll send you screening kits free of charge! We simply ask that you cover shipping and handling fees, which can be paid with a credit card. As an alternative, you can provide us with a FedEx account number to cover the shipping cost directly.


Congratulations on your events! Now that you’re done, we’d love to hear more about them and how they went. We’re making every effort to learn how each and every screening kit is being used in order to measure the reach and impact of the series. Your honest feedback will also provide insights for improving future projects. Tell us your thoughts using our online survey. It should take just a few minutes to fill out. Thank you!


Viewers in the U.S., where the series premiered on public television, can watch the complete series online at They can also visit the PBS online store to purchase the films for home viewing or for educational use / public screenings. Unfortunately, the films are not currently available for online streaming outside of the U.S.

The Women, War & Peace films and discussion guide are available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Complete our form to request free Women, War & Peace screening kits!