Policymakers and practitioners involved in countering violent extremism (CVE) have taken great interest in better understanding the role that women play in terrorism prevention. However, this singular focus, usually on women as peacemakers, overlooks the range of activities that women are engaged in, from active participation in terrorism networks to a wide range of creative and effective intervention, prevention and advocacy roles. To broaden the discussion, I outline three areas where we can do more to increase our knowledge about women and violent extremism.
Szmania, Susan. 2015. "Broadening the Discussion about Women and Violent Extremism." START (June). https://www.start.umd.edu/news/broadening-discussion-about-women-and-violent-extremism