The first chapter reflects the background of the

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The first chapter reflects the background of the study. In chapter two, the researcher reviewed various related and relevant literature. The third chapter explains the methodology engaged in the study. Chapter four concerns the presentation, analysis and interpretation of data collected and the final chapter which is five contains the conclusion and recommendations made from the findings in the study.
8 CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 Introduction This chapter discusses the literature related to the main focus of the study with emphasis on the role played by Congolese women in peacebuilding. The first part focuses on the definitions of key concepts related to the research topic while the second part shows the related literature and its links to the topic of this study. However, there will also be some focus on the relationship between the roles of women and men in conflict. 2.2 Definitions of the concepts 2.2.1. Role According to George, 1993 role is sometimes broadened to include social status and to also include exhibited behavior in addition to expected behavior ”. Role is also a function or part performed especially in a particular operation or process. When roles are designed, they should be allocated to both men and women in every program or process. The role of women specifically reduces discrimination and shapes a better future for all. 2.2.2 Woman According to Merriam-Webster, (2018) a woman is an adult female person. The term “women” is purposefully used in this study because it is focused on their role in the area of instability or insecurity rather than on broader gender issues. Based on the case which is under study, the above definition is relevant though it is from the Dictionary. Women beneficiaries in WfWI of Kamanyola site are all adult persons with the main fact that they are mature physically and mentally and aged above 18 years old.
9 Attention is given to them because when looking on the past studies it is shown that first, they are the most victims of violent conflicts that have been happening in the South Kivu Province. Besides, as other women from other societies; they have several responsibilities as mothers and caretakers of their families. They also have more experience compared to men as peacemakers since within families most mothers, wives and sisters prefer to have an open communication with people when conflicts occur. They are well placed to give much consideration to lives of people as it is noted that men who are more included in all peace processes have failed to bring a long lasting peace. Thus the inclusion of women is very important and can have a long lasting impact, Schirch and Sewak (2005). The government of DRC is also strongly committed to promote women participation and representation with regard to legal and constitutional frameworks and mechanisms (Mbambi and Faray-Kele, 2010).

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