From the Ground Up – The Nexus of Economic Policy, Gender and Violent Extremism
A preliminary dialogue on the gap between economic policy intentions and realities on the ground.
Preventing Violent Extremism, Protecting Rights and Community Policing
Why Civil Society and Security Sector Partnerships Matter. Analyzing the impact of security interventions in contributing to and mitigating extremist violence.
Education, Identity and Rising Extremism
From Preventing Violent Extremism to Promoting Peace, Resilience, Equal Rights and Pluralism (PREP).
“We Will Survive: Women’s Rights and Civic Activism in Yemen’s Endless War.” Yemen (Winter 2016)
Images of women’s mass participation surprised Western observers and revealed the vibrant force of Yemeni women as influential, yet previously unrecognized, change agents.
Morocco’s Dilemma: Rights and Reform or Closure and Conservatism? (March 2015)
Morocco embodies numerous contradictions and challenges for the national and international human rights community. Since the Moroccan Spring in 2011, women’s rights and civil society activists have been key indicators of the well-being of the State and of society....
Resisting the New Conservatism: Women’s campaigns for rights, peace and participation in Turkey. (Winter 2015)
For nearly a century, Turkey has been a model of a modern secular Islamic nation. As a member of the G-20 and NATO, a candidate for the European Union, and boasting the world’s 16th largest economy, Turkey’s influence in regional and international security and...
Other Papers and Briefs
The SDG 16 and PVE Agendas: Different Currencies or Two Sides of the Same Coin?
This policy brief highlights key challenges impeding progress on the global PVE and SDG 16 agendas, underscoring how they are two sides of the same coin.
Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation and Reintegration from Violent Extremism
This report contributes a gendered analysis of approaches to the disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration of women and girls associated with violent extremism. It highlights the gaps in current policies and practice, as well as the solutions that are emerging in part from the experiences and innovations of women-led civil society initiatives. The report concludes with practical recommendations for policymakers and programming guidance for practitioners.
Uncomfortable Truths, Unconventional Wisdoms – WASL Security Brief
Women’s perspectives on violent extremism and security interventions
- To Address Extremisms In The New Decade, Do What The Women Say
- Despite the Challenges, Donors Must Continue to Support Struggling Nonprofits in Afghanistan (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
- What Happened in Afghanistan Isn’t Staying in Afghanistan (Common Dreams)
- Where are the Women Peacemakers? (Le Monde Diplomatique)
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