Safe paths home: protecting civilians and supporting reintegration in LRA affected communities

Conciliation Resources and partners conducted a thorough appraisal and investigation of current approaches to civilian protection and reintegration of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) members and those who have been LRA victims. Research was conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.

This policy brief is a result of that investigation and provides information on current techniques as well as policy recommendations for governments and stakeholders. The four main findings show that:

  1. A comprehensive approach to civilian protection is needed, one that provides protection from immediate security threats
  2. Strong and collaborative local leadership is necessary for effective protection and reintegration strategies
  3. Reintegration efforts should be community-based and culturally-specific
  4. Effective reintegration requires long-term commitment from all involved
Published 2014-09-01

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