Pro-Government Militias Website

Groups Purposes:

Select a purpose from the list below

anti crime
destabilise neighbouring countries
fight insurgents
intelligence gathering
intimidate political opposition
intimidation of civilians
intimidation of ethnic/religious groups
no information
protect national borders and integrity
protect property and investment
protect state, national or religious institutions
protect state, national or religious leader(s)
self-defense and security
unclear


We record the purpose of the PGM. Multiple categories are possible. As the range of purposes was unknown prior to the search, coders could add categories of purpose as they found them. Examples of purpose include the protection of state institutions, protection of the leader, protection of national borders and integrity or self-defence and security.