Together with the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and All Survivors Project, LISD is hosting a workshop in Bogota on Monday, December 4, 2023, to discuss gender dimensions of the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG). This event follows our successful Princeton workshop in November 2022.
We will focus on early findings from research conducted in Colombia and also cover outcomes and findings from research conducted in the Central African Republic and Nigeria. Findings from these diverse contexts provide important insights into the inclusion of gendered vulnerabilities and harms in CAAFAG programming.
At the workshop, child protection actors and experts on gender-based violence and CAAFAG reintegration will:
- Address the needs of boy victims/survivors of conflict-related sexual violence who were formerly associated with armed forces or armed groups, and explore the barriers they face in accessing and receiving appropriate support.
- Identify challenges, opportunities, and good practice in the way CAAFAG reintegration processes and associated services support boy victims/survivors of CRSV, and develop practical recommendations for addressing conflict-related sexual violence within CAAFAG reintegration programs.
- Contribute to the integration of boys into global responses to conflict-related sexual violence against CAAFAG.
The workshop will be held under Chatham House rules.