A MAN’S WORLD? Exploring the Roles of Women in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
|A MAN’S WORLD? Exploring the Roles of Women in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism|
P/CVE Gender CVE CT
Responses to security issues, predominantly in the form of military or law enforcement measures, have long been considered a male-dominated endeavor, with women relatively absent from the peacemaking tables and policy development. This trend has been no less apparent within responses to terrorism. However, terrorist groups are exacting a heavy price from women and girls, from inflicting sexual violence, challenging basic human rights and impeding socioeconomic development by, for example, attacking girls’ schools and educators.