Addressing Gender Issues in Demobilization and Reintegration Programs


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


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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