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Women’s associations Women’s associations were established in the geographic zone covered in the first year in response to greater issues affecting women, notably higher population movements and more sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and hostage taking; in the other project areas, CRC considered their role to be covered by the Radio Clubs
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Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR)
Centre Résolution Conflits (CRC) has been developing and implementing its grassroots disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) approach in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for over 10 years. With many larger-scale programmes focussing more on the disarmament and demobilisation aspects, CRC has been placing increasing emphasis on reintegration processes.
CRC established many more than the 12 Reconciliation Commissions planned, since they assumed the role of the envisaged Task Forces. The Reconciliation Commissions are composed of varying numbers of people, generally 15-20 at the outset, with a total membership of 602 of which 326 were women. (It should be noted that at the evaluation workshops, more male than female commission members attended.) Their key functions are to:
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Radio Clubs are a widely accepted concept and implemented by several different agencies. CRC have been creating and supporting them since 2009 and their tally now exceeds 300, some of which are spontaneous spin-offs and not directly created by CRC. Learning gained from each set of clubs has informed the evolution of the approach adopted with subsequent Radio Clubs; over time, the emphasis has shifted progressively towards developing their role as mechanisms for community development and incorporating income-generating components to support sustainable functioning.