CBAGS SERIES FACT SHEET: Agitators and Pacifiers: Women in Community-based Armed Groups in Kenya
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of conclusions from a RESOLVE Network’s Community-based Armed Groups (CBAGs) Series Research Report investigating gender dynamics in conflict ecosystems, women's roles in conflict and security, and women's participation in CBAGs in Kenya. Data collection sites for the study included 1) the capital city, Nairobi; 2) Isiolo County; 3) Marsabit County; 4) Mombasa County; and 5) Bungoma County. The research report demonstrates the utility of context-specific analyses to capture the diversity of women’s agency in their engagement with CBAGs and thus their contributions to the local peace and security landscape. The report also summarizes women’s diverse motivations to participate in CBAGs in Kenya and their roles and agency within them. To learn more about the research methodology and detailed findings, please refer to the RESOLVE Research Report by Prisca Kamungi, Phoebe Donnelly, and Boglarka Bozsogi: Agitators and Pacifiers: Women in Community-based Armed Groups in Kenya (2022).
Updated: December 2, 2022.