Red shoes : Experiences of Girl-Combatants in Liberia

Sunday, January 1, 2006
International Labor Organization
Western Africa

Describes the experiences of female ex-combatants in Liberia and discusses the motives of Liberian girls for taking up arms and their reintegration needs. Highlights also the key issues for improving gender sensitive prevention and reintegration policies.Liberia is on the difficult path of recovery after 14 years of conflict.

The conflict in Liberia has created havoc, misery and trauma. But people are filled with hope, busy reconstructing a peaceful society. Successful demobilization of combatants from various fighting factions,
including those of Government, is key to create, but even more, to sustain peace.

Document PDF: 

Statement by Liberia.pdf