Original Language
English
ISBN (PDF)
978-92-9268-461-7
Number of Pages
60
Reference Number
PUB2022/047/EL
Date of upload

23 Nov 2022

Gendered Dimensions of Disengagement, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconciliation: The Niger

Over a decade of violent conflict in the Lake Chad Basin region has had profoundly gendered effects. People of all genders have been concurrently involved in the conflict, either voluntarily or forced, most notably as part of community militias or groups such as Jama’atu Ahl al-Sunna li-l-Da‘wa wa-l-Jihad (JASDJ), Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and similar groups.

IOM, which engages in interventions focused on disengagement, disassociation, reintegration and reconciliation (DDRR), recognizes that a gender-transformative approach, supported by a proper analysis, is essential. Taking a qualitative methods approach that draws on data collected in interviews with both men and women in communities across the Niger’s Diffa Region and capital city, Niamey, this study examines gender dynamics around the DDRR process in the country and presents recommendations to enable gender transformation.

  • Acronyms
  • Executive Summary
  • Approaches to disengagement, disassociation, reintegration and reconciliation
  • Experiences and perspectives of people associated with armed groups
  • Experiences and perspectives of victims and survivors of violence 
  • Women’s participation in the DDRR process
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Context
    • 3. Methodology
    • 4. DDRR approaches
      • 4.1. DDRR in policy
      • 4.2. DDRR in practice
    • 5. Experiences and perspectives of people associated with armed groups
      • 5.1. Experiences with armed groups 
      • 5.2. Perceptions of the community
      • 5.3. Current realities and needs
    • 6. Experiences and perspectives of victims and survivors of violence
      • 6.1. Current needs and realities 
      • 6.2. Sensitization and outreach efforts
      • 6.3. Perceptions of the DDRR process
    • 7. Women’s participation in the DDRR process
    • 8. Conclusions and recommendations
  • References