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How to Reintegrate Former Girl Soldiers in African Countries Back to their Societies

  • Author / Creator
    Farsad, Neda
  • Studies show that 40 percent of existing child soldiers are girls. In order to make and sustain peace in war-affected countries, it is important to ensure that all members of a community, including women and girls, are reintegrated successfully. Failure of successful reintegration of former girl soldiers may result in a collapse back into war. This research attempts to find current gaps in reintegration programs for girl combatants. Numerous research papers, related articles, and filed studies have been consulted. This thesis proposes that women involved in rebel forces are a microcosm of what is happening in society. Therefore, in order to have a successful reintegration program, it is important to receive direct feedback from these girls so the programs can be implemented successfully in the society.

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  • Graduation date
    2010-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3ZS6R
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Political Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Knight, Andy (Political Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Mahdavi, Mojtaba (Political Science)
    • Abu-Rabi, Ibrahim (Islamic Studies)