“It’s Like Starting From Scratch”: Informal Support Accessed by Individuals who Disengaged from Armed Groups as Children in Colombia

Downing, Cristal, Olaya, Angela and Rivas, Sofia (2022). “It’s Like Starting From Scratch”: Informal Support Accessed by Individuals who Disengaged from Armed Groups as Children in Colombia. MEAC Findings Report. United Nations University.

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  • Author Downing, Cristal
    Olaya, Angela
    Rivas, Sofia
    Title “It’s Like Starting From Scratch”: Informal Support Accessed by Individuals who Disengaged from Armed Groups as Children in Colombia
    Series Title MEAC Findings Report
    Volume/Issue No. 21
    Publication Date 2022-11-22
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 23
    Language eng
    Abstract This report is based on findings from a participatory workshop and individual interviews conducted with nine individuals in Cúcuta, Colombia, in July 2022. MEAC is grateful for the opportunity to conduct these activities with this group, and thanks Bogotá-based NGO the Coalition against the Involvement of Children and Young People in the Armed Conflict in Colombia (COALICO) for their support in this endeavour. It presents findings on their experiences of leaving armed groups as children and reintegrating back into civilian life without formal support. This data may be useful to government, UN, and NGO partners working in Colombia, supporting their policies and programming to prevent and respond to child recruitment and reintegration. The report ends with key policy and programmatic recommendations that were constructed with the nine participants as part of the participatory exercise.
    UNBIS Thesaurus CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICTS
    ARMED CONFLICTS
    REINTEGRATION
    REHABILITATION
    PEACEBUILDING
    COLOMBIA
    Keyword Colombia
    Armed groups
    Rehabilitation
    Reintegration
    Children
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280865820
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