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COMMUNITY-BASED ARMED GROUPS RESEARCH SERIES FACT SHEET: Brokers of Legitimacy: Women in Community-Based Armed Groups

Abstract

This fact sheet provides a snapshot of conclusions from the mapping effort of the RESOLVE Network’s Community-Based Armed Groups Research Initiative. This line of inquiry on women, peace, and security aims to rise beyond the conventional understanding of women in conflict, disambiguate their roles, agency, and choices in diverse security situations, demystify women’s capacity for violence and peace, and open a policy-relevant conversation on the relationship of gender and security. This Research Report documents women’s forms of participation in community-based armed groups (CBAGs) and peacebuilding in areas affected by CBAG violence in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on East Africa. To learn more about the research methodology and findings, please refer to this fact sheet’s companion RESOLVE Research Report by Hilary Matfess: Brokers of Legitimacy: Women in Community-Based Armed Groups.

 

Suggested citation:

RESOLVE Network. Community-based Armed Groups Research Series Fact Sheet: Brokers of Legitimacy: Women in Community-Based Armed Groups. Washington, D.C.: RESOLVE Network, 2020. https://doi.org/10.37805/fs2020.4.cbags