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Demobilization, Disarmament, Repatriation, Resettlement and Reintegration (DDRRR)

In this section, PeaceWomen classifies information by Theme- Demobilization, Disarmament, Repatriation, Resettlement and Reintegration, which forms part of PeaceWomen’s framework to organize our women, peace and security resources for ease of reference and understanding. It is important to note that themes and sub-themes are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.

Disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, reintegration, and resettlement (DDRRR) of armed groups is a process that takes place during the implementation phase of a peace process in a conflict-affected situation, and is considered to be “essential for a transition from war to peace to be successful.” The various phases are overlapping and interdependent. DDRRR affects both women and combatants as members of a conflict-affected community.

When women are not included or their particular and often different roles during conflict are not taken into account, DDR activities are unlikely to be effective. Not only will they be less efficient, but also run the risk of reinforcing existing gender inequalities in local communities. Such non-inclusive programs will likely exacerbate the economic hardship faced by women and girls from armed groups and will leave unresolved any trauma and reduced physical-capacity experienced as a result of violence during the conflict.

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UNIFEM DDR Gender Checklist [PDF, 214KB]

Women, War, Peace and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR)

Women, War, Peace and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR)