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How to Guide: Gender-Responsive Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

Sep 25, 2018

Armed conflicts most often have profound implications for gender norms, roles and identities of both men and women. Not only do traditional roles and identities shift as a consequence of war, but men and women also live and perform acts of violence differently. As such, male and female ex-combatants and men and women in other ways associated with armed forces and groups also have distinct needs and points of resilience for peaceful reintegration. Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes aim to deal with post-conflict security problems that arise when combatants and associated groups are left without livelihoods and support networks.

This guide providesstep-by-step instructions on how to practically translate gender considerationsinto DDR programming. It is designed to complement the gender-specific guidance included in the United Nations Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS).

 

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