Kamina Diallo

Research Area: Côte d’Ivoire
Languages: English, French

Kamina Diallo is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po (Paris). Her dissertation deals with the trajectories and socio-economic reintegration of women ex-fighters in Ivory Coast. Kamina is a member of the transnational research program “The bureaucratization of African Societies”, funded by the Max Weber Foundation, the German Historical Institute and the Centre de Recherche et d’Études sur les Politiques Sociales in Dakar. Her current research examines the influence of so-called post-conflict politics in African societies, and more specifically the impact on Ivorian society of the policies of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reinsertion (DDR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR).

Publications on Noria

When women take part in the rebellion: the ex-fighters from Ivory Coast

This article illustrates the complexity of women’s engagement in armed groups, through the example of women involved in the rebellion in Ivory Coast between 2002 and 2011. It provides an analysis of the trajectories of women enrolled in the conflict in Ivory Coast in various regions and during various periods of the rebellion. How were women involved in the conflict in Ivory Coast? What motives led them to become involved in the rebellion and, once they had become involved, what activities did they engage in? How might one compare their experience in the rebellion to that of men?

Quand les femmes s’engagent dans la rébellion : le cas des ex-combattantes ivoiriennes

À travers l’exemple des femmes engagées dans la rébellion en Côte d’Ivoire entre 2002 et 2011, cet article illustre la complexité de l’engagement féminin dans les groupes armés. Il propose une analyse des trajectoires de femmes enrôlées dans le conflit ivoirien dans différentes régions et à différentes périodes de la rébellion. Quelle a été l’implication des femmes dans le conflit ivoirien ? Quelles logiques ont présidé à leur engagement et, une fois engagées, quelles ont été leurs activités ? Comment peut-on comparer leur engagement dans la rébellion à celui des hommes ?