Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN)

The She Builds Peace campaign was launched in Indonesia in March 2020 by the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN). AMAN facilitated a forum which brought together key actors working on women and preventing/combatting violent extremism (P/CVE) to share current research and interventions on related issues. The conference consisted of plenary and parallel workshops covering many aspects of women’s roles in P/CVE, including migration and border security, rehabilitation and reintegration, early education and homeschooling, and access to justice for women survivors of bombing.

The conference took place amid an increase in women’s involvement in radicalism and terrorism.  However, there has also been an increase in women activists working closely with high-risk groups to disengage them from radical and extremist groups.  Much of this work focuses on rehabilitating and reintegrating deportees and returnees, providing counter-narratives to those pushed by fundamentalist groups, and intervening directly in schools and communities.  Advocacy at the national level is also key.

In addition, AMAN incorporated the She Builds Peace campaign into several events in March 2021, including the celebration of AMAN’s anniversary, the launch of a compilation of hadiths that promote gender equality, a girls’ forum, and the campaign for Indonesia’s second NAP on WPS.

“Many women activists have been working closely with highrisk groups to disengage them from radical and extremist groups, dealing with rehabilitation and reintegration of deportees and returnees, and prevention by confronting fundamentalist groups with counternarratives and direct intervention in schools [and] communities, and advocacy at [the] national level. 

– AMAN Campaign Report

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