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Sealing the Past, Facing the Future: An Evaluation of a Program to Support the Reintegration of Girls and Young Women Formerly Associated with Armed Groups and Forces in Sierra Leone
Th is paper reports on an evaluation of a program in Sierra Leone that sought to support the community reintegration of young women and girls formerly associated with armed groups and forces.
Developing Culturally Relevant Indicators of Reintegration for Girls, Formerly Associated with Armed Groups, in Sierra Leone Using a Participative Ranking Methodology
This article describes a participative ranking methodology for identifying local understanding of reintegration and adjustment of potential value in program planning and evaluation.
Community Reconciliation and Post-Conflict Reconstruction for Peace
The purpose of this chapter is to examine diverse methods of community reconciliation and peacebuilding following armed conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Recruitment and Use of Girls in Armed Forces and Groups in Angola: Implications for Ethical Research and Reintegration
This paper examines the case of girls' recruitment in Angola, which has received relatively little attention.
Youth Soldiering: An Integrated Framework for Understanding Psychosocial Impact
This book chapter aims to contribute to a more holistic understanding of the consequences of youth soldiering, recognizing the diversity within the category “child soldiers” and using young people’s testimonies to show how youth understand their experiences and choices.
Cleansing the Wounds of War: an Examination of Traditional Healing, Psychosocial Health and Reintegration in Sierra Leone
This article describes the results of a qualitative study of the effects of traditional cleansing ceremonies for girl soldiers who are survivors of rape in Sierra Leone.
Cape Town Plus Ten: Child Soldiers: What Have We Learned? What Do We Still Need to Know?
This ‘Cape Town Plus Ten’ Workshop, held in 2006, was designed to examine what we have learned and what we still need to know from a global perspective to develop international standards, guidelines and good practice on the prevention of recruitment of children into the armed forces and on demobilization and social reintegration of child soldiers in Africa.
The Use of Consensus Methodology in Determining Key Research and Practice: Development Questions in the Field of Intervention with Children Associated with Fighting Forces
Over the course of a consultation meeting on best practice in care and protection of children associated with fighting forces, consensus methodology was used to identify areas where research was required to strengthen the knowledge base supporting programming policy.
Mozambique Child Soldier Life Outcome Study: Lessons Learned in Rehabilitation and Reintegration Efforts
This research, set in Mozambique, shows that former child soldiers who are provided rehabilitative services and accepted back into their families and communities are able to become productive, responsible and caring adults.
Political Violence and Development: An Ecologic Approach to Children in War Zones
This article outlines necessary intervention strategies for children affected by war. An ecological approach is recommended to address children's issues as a part of a community.