Introduction: gender and the governance of terrorism and violent extremism
|Introduction: gender and the governance of terrorism and violent extremism|
P/CVE, Terrorism, counterterrorism, Gender, CHRIPS, Kenya
Gendered power relations are one of the potentially most significant, yet still largely under-recognized, aspects of terrorism and political violence. The gender dynamics of terrorism and political violence are visible in how such violence affects people differently depending on their gender identity. Similarly, the ways in which individuals are differently mobilised in both prevention and perpetration also frequently depends on their (actual or assumed) gender identity.