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Introduction: Rethinking Gender in Responses to Violent Extremism

Sahla Aroussiemail-imageSahla Aroussi

Sahla Aroussi is an Associate Professor of Gender and Global Security Challenges at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the co-director of the Gender and Responding to Violent Extremism (GARVE) Network. Her research interests are broadly situated in the field of gender, violence and armed conflicts, particularly the UN’s agenda on women, peace and security; gender in peace settlements; conflict-related sexual violence; and gender and violent extremism. Sahla has conducted extensive research in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa funded by prestigious funders such as UKRI, the British Academy and NATO.

email-image s.aroussi@leeds.ac.uk

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orcid-imageFatuma Ahmed Aliemail-imageFatuma Ahmed Ali

Fatuma Ahmed Ali is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the United States International University–Africa. She is the director of the Gender and Responding to Violent Extremism (GARVE) Network. Her research interests include gender and violent extremism, preventing/countering violent extremism, women and war, African-Islamic feminism, women’s agency, gender analysis, peace and security in the Horn of Africa, conflict-related sexual violence and labour migration/displacements in Africa. ;

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Abstract

Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in the role of women in the prevention of violent extremism and within extremist networks. Yet research and scholarship in this area remains limited and a deeper engagement with gender and the role of norms around masculinities and femininities in violent extremism is needed. This special issue includes a selection of both timely and relevant articles by academics and practitioners, mostly from the Global South, focusing on gender and violent extremism particularly in the context of East Africa. The articles were presented at the Global Network on Gender and Responding to Violent Extremism (GARVE) online conference in November 2021. GARVE is an international network involving academics, policymakers and practitioners to promote innovative and critical thinking on violent extremism from a gender perspective and facilitate shared learning.

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genderviolent extremismterrorismrace politicsresponsesGARVE Network
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Published on: 22 June 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: Supplementary issue 1
Article ID: 001
Pages:1 - 14
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Aroussi with Ahmed Ali (2023), ' Introduction: Rethinking Gender in Responses to Violent Extremism ', Journal of the British Academy, 11(Supplementary issue 1): 001 https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011s1.001

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Introduction: Rethinking Gender in Responses to Violent Extremism

Sahla Aroussiemail-imageSahla Aroussi

Sahla Aroussi is an Associate Professor of Gender and Global Security Challenges at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the co-director of the Gender and Responding to Violent Extremism (GARVE) Network. Her research interests are broadly situated in the field of gender, violence and armed conflicts, particularly the UN’s agenda on women, peace and security; gender in peace settlements; conflict-related sexual violence; and gender and violent extremism. Sahla has conducted extensive research in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa funded by prestigious funders such as UKRI, the British Academy and NATO.

email-image s.aroussi@leeds.ac.uk

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orcid-imageFatuma Ahmed Aliemail-imageFatuma Ahmed Ali

Fatuma Ahmed Ali is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the United States International University–Africa. She is the director of the Gender and Responding to Violent Extremism (GARVE) Network. Her research interests include gender and violent extremism, preventing/countering violent extremism, women and war, African-Islamic feminism, women’s agency, gender analysis, peace and security in the Horn of Africa, conflict-related sexual violence and labour migration/displacements in Africa. ;

email-image fmali@usiu.ac.ke