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Women Combatants in West Africa, Recruitments and Dimensions: A Theoretical Analysis

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Internecine wars in West Africa just like in other regions of Africa created unresolved problem which often throw up rebel groups and ethnic militias agitating for one form of demands or outright rejection of the existing social order. This situation often warranted illegal recruitments of child-soldiers, girl-soldiers, women combatants, and so on. This paper takes a theoretical look at the issues, problems, purposes, and dimensions of women combatants in West Africa. It therefore concludes that several condition create opportunities for the recruitments of women as combatants.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 25)
A. Adeyemi-Suenu, "Women Combatants in West Africa, Recruitments and Dimensions: A Theoretical Analysis", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 25, pp. 1-6, 2014
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March 2014

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