Central Africa report: fighting behind the frontlines: army wives in the eastern DRC

Eriksson Baaz, Maria and Verweijen, Judith (2016) Central Africa report: fighting behind the frontlines: army wives in the eastern DRC. Discussion Paper. Institute for Security Studies.

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Abstract

The wives of soldiers of the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC, Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) may not be very visible, but they are an integral part of the military. They live with soldiers, and often their children, in and around military camps and deployment sites – including in the most insecure zones. The military, however, defines them as civilians and does not provide them with any benefits packages, nor does it invest much in facilities like health care centres. Together with soldiers’ low and irregular pay, this causes army wives to struggle to make a living.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN 1026-0404
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research
Depositing User: Judith Verweijen
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 12:20
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 15:16
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82213

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