Gender Centre
Geneva Peace Week

From warriors to local peacebuilders? Lessons from reintegration processes in post-conflict settings through the voices of former (female) combatants

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Online event

Part of the Geneva Peace Week

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How do former combatants become and remain local peacebuilders?

Through the prism of a gender and intersectional analysis and the voices of female former combatants featured in a short documentary, this panel identifies lessons learned and good practices in several conflict settings including Colombia, Guatemala, and Indonesia. Rather than asking questions about implementation failures/success of reintegration programmes, the discussion will draw out how these have supported ex-combatants in becoming active peacebuilders in their respective communities and analyze the Covid crisis as a hardship test that magnifies positive and negative dynamics.





  • Arifah Rahmawati, Muhammadiyah University of Madiun, East Java, Indonesia
  • Mia Schöb, Small Arms Survey and The Graduate Institute, Geneva


This event is part of the 2020 Geneva Peace Week and organised in partnership with Muhammadiyah University of Madiun, Indonesia. It presents findings from the Gender Centre's project on The Gender Dimensions of Social Conflict, Armed Violence and Peacebuilding with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme).


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