Thematic Papers and Briefs
PVE Thematic Reports
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).
Other Briefs and Papers
Race, Power and Peacebuilding
Race, Power and Peacebuilding aims to explore and to understand how racism manifests itself in the peacebuilding sector. This report has been produced by Peace Direct in collaboration with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY).
Fund Us Like You Want Us To Win: Feminist Solutions for more Impactful Financing for Peacebuilding
This background paper for the High-Level Meeting on Financing for Peacebuilding was prepared by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), Kvinna till Kvinna, MADRE, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
The paper focuses on six structural barriers faced by diverse women peacebuilders in accessing funds to support their work. While acknowledging that existing solutions to mitigate challenges need to be further amplified and strengthened, this paper explores innovative avenues to transform the current system of peacebuilding financing to sustainably address the challenges faced by diverse women peacebuilders in the pursuit of inclusive and lasting peace.
Anderlini challenges conventional wisdom on countering/preventing violent extremism
“Challenging Conventional Wisdom, Transforming Current Practices: A Gendered Lens” Sanam Anderlini’s contribution to the
newly published “Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism”, Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series 13 on Preventing Violent Extremism
Bringing Peace to Yemen by Having Women at the Table
What the U.S. Must Do and Why It Matters A Policy Brief in the 2016-17 U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security Policy Brief Series by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Rasha Jarhum, Rana Allam, and Devin Cowick. As a critical member of the coalition...
Analysis: National Action Plans on Preventing Violent Extremism
A gendered content analysis of nine NAPs, analyzing whether and how specific themes and target groups were discussed, including education, media, civil society, gender/ women, and human rights.
Case Study: Recruitment of Girls into Militant Groups
Respect the Dignity and Autonomy of Girls: Stop Recruitment of Girls into Militant Groups This case study is part of the Dignity Campaign, an initiative of the Working Group on Preventing & Addressing Structural Violence Against Women. Background and Context...
Extremism in the Mainstream: Implications for and Actions by Women (Winter 2015)
This paper provides a brief overview and analysis of the causes, manifestations and consequences of rising conservatism and extremism, particularly religious extremism and its implications for women. It reflects on how and why women may be drawn to the ideologies and...
Think Peace: Conflict Analysis of Al-Anbar Iraq: Security, Religion & Gender
Security, Religion and Gender in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq: A focus group-based conflict analysis By Ala Ali Almost eleven years have passed since the US toppled Saddam Hussain’s regime, and Iraq still continues to struggle. In December 2013, Iraq national security...
Extremism as Mainstream: Implications for Women, Development & Security in the MENA/Asia Region. (Spring 2014)
In 2013, ICAN, in partnership with the MIT Center for International Studies and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), hosted a two-day roundtable to better understand rising religious extremism from a gendered and grounds-up perspective,...
Working Paper: Ensuring the Effective Participation and Rights of Women in the Syrian Peace and Mediation Process
A Five-Step Approach December 28 2013 Working Paper prepared by DemocraShe, Human Rights Watch, ICAN, Kvinna til Kvinna, Oxfam, and WILPF based on consultations with Syrian civil society partners Summary: The effective participation of women and attention to women’s...