Gendering Demilitarization as a Peacebuilding Tool

Authored by: Vanessa Farr

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Region: No Region
Year: 2002
Citation: Farr, Vanessa. Gendering Demilitarization as a Peacebuilding Tool. Bonn, Germany: Bonn International Center for Conversion, 2002.

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Executive Summary

This report analyzes a broad spectrum of case studies of demobilization processes in which women’s rights have been compromised, and uses feminist theories to draw conclusions about how demobilization exercises can be improved to address the needs of both women and men ex-combatants. It argues that plans for peaceful reintegration must incorporate a careful analysis of the gender ideologies at work in the society under review.