The successful reintegration of former combatants depends on their ability to be accepted into the communities of resettlement. Yet, often times community members are also survivors of human rights abuses from the conflict. Consequentially, peace agreements among leaders do not always find acceptance from society, creating another barrier to sustainable peace. Below is a list of questions to serve as a starting framework for the discussion in this thread:
- What role should the community have in developing and implementing reintegration programs for former combatants?
- How are the tensions between supporting a community that has suffered as a result of conflict and supporting former combatants resolved?
- How can reintegration programs be designed to benefit both former combatants and their home communities?
- How can reintegration mechanisms account for combatants who frequently are both perpetrators and victims of human rights abuses?
- Share stories of success