Addressing Gender Issues in Demobilization and Reintegration Programs

Citation:

De Watteville, Nathalie Fischer. 2002. "Addressing Gender Issues in Demobilization and Reintegration Programs." Africa Regional Working Paper Series 33, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Author: Natalie Fischer De Watteville

Abstract:

Despite varied roles, female ex-combatants share one unfortunate characteristic: limited access to benefits when peace and demobilization comes. This is true as well for girls abducted for sexual services and the families of ex-combatants in the receiving community. This work focuses on selected gender issues; and its objective is to ensure that female-specific needs are identified and addressed during demobilization and reintegration programs (DRPs).

Topics: Combatants, Female Combatants, DDR, Gender, Women, Girls, Peacebuilding, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Sexual Violence

Year: 2002

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