Online | 23 June 2022

Research Roundtable: Women’s Journeys in and out of Armed Groups


On June 23, 2022, RESOLVE Network hosted an online roundtable, "Women’s Journeys in and out of Armed Groups." In line with RESOLVE’s methodology elevating locally defined, contextual research, this event brought to the table prominent researchers to present their findings: micro-level analysis on women’s motivations to join armed groups and intimate accounts of women ex-combatants on their reasons and incentives to leave them. Connecting research to practice, the roundtable opened a policy-relevant conversation on the gendered implications and requirements of security, development, and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) programming, with strategic recommendations for policymakers, practitioners, and international partners.