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By Fauziya Ali
International actors from the United Nations to the European Union are increasingly recognizing the role of women and women’s organizations in efforts to counter and prevent violent extremism. Still, much of the international debate focuses on the small number of women who join violent extremist groups, rather than the women who prevent violent extremist groups from taking hold in their communities. To support this work and sever extremist groups’ recruiting pipeline, prevention efforts by local or national authorities must engage women in a way that meaningfully addresses gender inequality and popular mistrust of police.
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