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dc.contributor.advisorFortin, Katharine
dc.contributor.authorWüstner, Isabella
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-20T13:46:52Z
dc.date.available2018-07-20T13:46:52Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/20.500.11825/621
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: Utrecht Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study is a feminist critical inquiry of international gender-specific disarmament, demobilization and reintegration standards that focuses on the example of female FARC fighters in Colombia. In the light of discrepancies between the application of those international standards and the challenges faced by female FARC members in the transition to civilian life, the study relies on post-modern feminist approaches to discuss the issue of ‘normalization’ and its impact on female combatants. Methods of deconstruction are used to identify underlying gender relations. An inter-disciplinary methodology combines legal, political and ethnographic research in order to analyse the match between the Colombian DDR framework under the 2016 Peace Agreement and standards enshrined in international hard and soft law, on the one hand, and evidence collected by means of qualitative interviews in the field, on the other. The Colombian programme is generally considered an example of best practice due to its differential approach for female combatants, its compliance with international standards and its success in addressing many challenges voiced by the combatants. Nevertheless, the research also identifies some shortcomings in international standards in terms of gendered contexts of normality and subconscious roles that ultimately inhibit transformation. By laying bare these unspoken gendered assumptions, the study aims to contribute to their disruption and to the advancement of more durable and inclusive solutions. KEYWORDS: female combatants; DDR; Colombia; FARC; reintegration; feminist theory; peace-buildingen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2016/2017;
dc.subjectwomen soldiersen_US
dc.subjectColombiaen_US
dc.subjectpeaceen_US
dc.subjectfeminismen_US
dc.subjectreintegrationen_US
dc.subjectdisarmamenten_US
dc.titleFrom militants to mothers? A feminist inquiry into the implications of gender-aware disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes in the case of female FARC combatants in Colombiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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