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Women in Terrorism

Women in terrorism

Women can be partners in the prevention of violent extremism and terrorism but if not empowered to fight terrorism from their communities, they could also be supporters of extremist ideologies or groups or worse, perpetrators of acts of terrorism. Terrorist groups use the online space to advance their twisted ideology […]

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The questionary tale of Jihadi brides

The recent past has seen massive recruitment of women into violent extremist groups. The traditional roles of looking after men, cooking, cleaning and always ensuring that the men in the camps are well taken care of both physically and emotionally continue to exist but in addition, new responsibilities have cropped […]

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How women are recruited into Al Shabaab

We have often seen women taking active roles in terrorist and violent extremist groups. What crosses our minds is why and how would women be involved in such groups. Truth is, women’s recruitment into violent extremist groups became a global challenge when we saw women being used as suicide bombers. […]

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Women in terrorism

When the word terrorism is mentioned, the first thought that comes to mind is male participants. It has always been assumed that the male gender is the only gender involved in terrorism, from the plan of the terror attacks to the execution. It is also assumed that all recruiters are […]

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The influence of mothers

Prevention is better than cure, this proverb has been used in speech for ages but very few have practiced its meaning. This has not been the case for mothers and women who live in areas prone to violent conflict and violent extremism. The women and mothers in these communities have […]

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Women in Terrorism

Terrorism is a scourge that has been largely associated with men as they are the overall leaders for major terrorist groups operating around the world. In the past, women’s roles in terrorism were limited to supporting their male relatives, educating their children in the ideology, and facilitating terrorist operations. In […]

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