NICD – Roles of Female Ex-Combatants in Sustaining Peace

Network International Cooperation in Conflicts and Disasters (NICD)

and the Sector Programme “Promoting Gender Equality”

invite you to a webinar on

Roles of female Ex-Combatants in Sustaining Peace

in collaboration with the

Berghof Foundation

and the GIZ project

Youth for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in Mindanao (YOUCAP)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 9.30 – 11 am CET

via MS-Teams


 What are your associations when you think of non-state armed groups?

The image of female combatants might not be the first image that comes to mind. However, up to 30 percent of the members of non-state armed groups worldwide are women. Little is known about their diverse roles in conflict settings – Their perspectives and needs are often not considered in peace processes and post-conflict transformation. However, a better understanding of the diverse experiences and potentials of former female combatants is highly relevant for supporting gender responsive and transformative reconstruction and political processes in post-conflict societies.

The Berghof Foundation – an independent non-profit organisation, supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding – has been contributing to documenting female ex-combatants’ experiences during and after conflict through participatory filmmaking. In cooperation with the GIZ sector programme “Promoting Gender Equality”, Berghof Foundation implemented the project From female combatants to post-war democratic leaders in Aceh (Indonesia), Mindanao (Philippines), Nepal, and Burundi. On this basis, the GIZ programme “Youth for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in Mindanao” (YOUCAP) collaborated with Berghof Foundation on the project Female Ex-Combatants and the next generation: Dialogues on lessons of fighting for justice, focusing on an intergenerational dialogue between youth and former combatants on peacebuilding and justice in Mindanao.

Join us in a dialogue on the experiences of female ex-combatants and their roles in sustaining peace together with

  • Evelyn Pauls / Beatrix Austin, Project Manager & Researcher / Head of Department Conflict Transformation Research at Berghof Foundation
  • Jehan Usop, Moro Women Development and Cultural Centre, Mindanao Inc.
  • Meike Reinhard, GIZ programme “Youth for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in Mindanao” (YOUCAP).

The discussion will be moderated by Nita Schaub (NICD community manager).

For questions and feedback, please contact (NICD), or (Sector Programme “Promoting Gender Equality”).

We are looking forward to your participation.