Women Preventing Violent Extremism: Broadening the Binary Lens of “Mothers and Wives”

written by On February 14, 2017

Women Preventing Violent Extremism: Broadening the Binary Lens of "Mothers and Wives"

by Fauziya Abdi Ali

Violent extremist narratives and actions threaten to roll back the hard-won gains women have made in the struggle for equality. With so much at stake, women must be engaged in efforts to counter violent extremism. However, women’s engagement in the fight against violent extremism also threatens these gains if engagement remains binary, failing to take into account the diverse roles of women.

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