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Engaging women in countering violent extremism: avoiding instrumentalisation and furthering agency

Engaging women in countering violent extremism: avoiding instrumentalisation and furthering agency Currently, women are on the frontlines of violent extremism, as recruiters, propagators, suicide bombers, and targets, as well as leaders working on de-radicalisation, counter-messaging, and peacebuilding. It is crucial that the international community and governments engage with women in preventing violent extremism, and focus on the gender-related reasons why women become involved as protagonists and supporters of violent extremism. This article examines the limitations of prevention and countering violent extremism programmes and policies in engaging with women, their roles, and gender-sensitivity. Recognising women’s agency, diversity in voices and experiences, and knowledge is fundamental to ensuring their rights and sustainable peace. Their full participation at all levels of decision-making in the design and implementation of preventing and countering violent extremism (PVE/CVE) contributes to the effectiveness and sustainability of these efforts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Gender and Development Taylor & Francis

Engaging women in countering violent extremism: avoiding instrumentalisation and furthering agency

Gender and Development , Volume 25 (1): 16 – Jan 2, 2017

Engaging women in countering violent extremism: avoiding instrumentalisation and furthering agency

Gender and Development , Volume 25 (1): 16 – Jan 2, 2017

Abstract

Currently, women are on the frontlines of violent extremism, as recruiters, propagators, suicide bombers, and targets, as well as leaders working on de-radicalisation, counter-messaging, and peacebuilding. It is crucial that the international community and governments engage with women in preventing violent extremism, and focus on the gender-related reasons why women become involved as protagonists and supporters of violent extremism. This article examines the limitations of prevention and countering violent extremism programmes and policies in engaging with women, their roles, and gender-sensitivity. Recognising women’s agency, diversity in voices and experiences, and knowledge is fundamental to ensuring their rights and sustainable peace. Their full participation at all levels of decision-making in the design and implementation of preventing and countering violent extremism (PVE/CVE) contributes to the effectiveness and sustainability of these efforts.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2017 Oxfam GB
ISSN
1364-9221
eISSN
1355-2074
DOI
10.1080/13552074.2017.1279823
Publisher site
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Abstract

Currently, women are on the frontlines of violent extremism, as recruiters, propagators, suicide bombers, and targets, as well as leaders working on de-radicalisation, counter-messaging, and peacebuilding. It is crucial that the international community and governments engage with women in preventing violent extremism, and focus on the gender-related reasons why women become involved as protagonists and supporters of violent extremism. This article examines the limitations of prevention and countering violent extremism programmes and policies in engaging with women, their roles, and gender-sensitivity. Recognising women’s agency, diversity in voices and experiences, and knowledge is fundamental to ensuring their rights and sustainable peace. Their full participation at all levels of decision-making in the design and implementation of preventing and countering violent extremism (PVE/CVE) contributes to the effectiveness and sustainability of these efforts.

Journal

Gender and DevelopmentTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2017

Keywords: Women; violent extremism; Women; Peace; and Security; prevention; agency; rights; instrumentalisation; radicalisation

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