Driven into their Arms: Exploring Gendered Motivations of Violent Extremism

Callum Watson

'In 2013, the United Nations Security Council pledged to ‘increase its attention to women, peace and security issues in all relevant thematic areas of work on its agenda, including … threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts’.

But despite this UN-level aspiration, many international policy narratives still reductively cast women either as easy prey to extremist propaganda, or as potential agents in preventing and countering violent extremism (CVE/PVE)...' 

Continue reading this Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project blog post on MEDIUM.

Keywords: Gender Violent extremism Sahel SANA