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People, not Pawns: Women’s Participation in Violent Extremism Across MENA
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October 11, 2016

Author: USAID Publication Date: September 2015 Description: Throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), recent media reports have highlighted an apparent rise in women’s active participation in violent extremist organizations. Despite the novelty and sensationalism with which the media has treated the topic in recent years, women have participated in violent extremist organizations (VEOs) in […]

A Gendered Approach to Countering Violent Extremism
December 22, 2015

Author: Brookings Date Published: July, 2014 Description: As the United States and world transition from a reflexive and hard approach in counterterrorism to a more reflective and soft one for the prevention of terrorism, the search for best practices and lessons learned is more critical than ever. While programming related to countering violent extremism (CVE) continues […]

Guide to the Drivers of Violent Extremism

Author: USAID Publication Date: February 2009 Description: This publication explores the drivers of violent extremism (VE), with special reference to the Muslim world in the past three decades. It identifies and discusses those variables and dynamics that repeatedly have been shown to underpin contemporary manifestations of VE in countries with predominantly Muslim populations. To access […]

Development Assistance and Counter-Extremism: A Guide to Programming

Author: USAID Publication Date: October 2009 Description: This document should be considered a “navigation chart” that draws attention to key questions and areas of inquiry that should inform Counter-extremism programming choices; it offers guidance on how to identify the most salient drivers; and it provides illustrative types of interventions to address those drivers. By capturing most of […]

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