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Can P/CVE be salvaged? Lessons and questions from gendered practice

Rosalie Fransenemail-imageRosalie Fransen

Rosalie Fransen is a Senior Program Officer with the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). Her research focuses on peacebuilding, gender, local women peacebuilders and violent extremism. Recent publications include ‘Reconstructing identity: the role of gender in driving and dismantling white supremacy in Sweden’ (2021) and ‘The role of conflict transformation education in building community-led peace: the case of RESURPAZ’ (with Hill, T. & Siira, K, 2021).

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Abstract

This article argues that the problem-oriented framing of the international agenda for preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) has limited the conception of gender in P/CVE and constrained the work of women-led civil society organisations. Through a meta-analysis of the cases profiled in Case Studies on the Role of Gender and Identity in Shaping Positive Alternatives to Extremisms, this article assesses the gendered interventions made by women peacebuilders and pro-peace organisations, noting their role in providing positive alternatives to extremism grounded in the framework of peace, resilience, equal rights and pluralism proposed by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini. The article argues that salvaging P/CVE practice requires recognition of the leadership of women peacebuilders and presents strategies that should inform future P/CVE practice, including the holistic integration of gender and identity, the leveraging of cultural credibility and trust, and the important role of power-building.

Keywords

violent extremismgenderidentityrightspluralismcivil societyhate speechwhite supremacy
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Published on: 22 June 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: Supplementary issue 1
Article ID: 157
Pages:157 - 176
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Fransen (2023), ' Can P/CVE be salvaged? Lessons and questions from gendered practice ', Journal of the British Academy, 11(Supplementary issue 1): 157 https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/011s1.157

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Can P/CVE be salvaged? Lessons and questions from gendered practice

Rosalie Fransenemail-imageRosalie Fransen

Rosalie Fransen is a Senior Program Officer with the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). Her research focuses on peacebuilding, gender, local women peacebuilders and violent extremism. Recent publications include ‘Reconstructing identity: the role of gender in driving and dismantling white supremacy in Sweden’ (2021) and ‘The role of conflict transformation education in building community-led peace: the case of RESURPAZ’ (with Hill, T. & Siira, K, 2021).

email-image rosalie.fransen@gmail.com