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Author Ahmadi, Belquis, author

Title Afghan women and violent extremism : colluding, perpetrating, or preventing? / Belquis Ahmadi and Sadaf Lakhani
Published Washington, DC : United States Institute of Peace, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (16 pages)
Series Special report ; 396
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 396
Contents Peacebuilders or symbols of purity? -- Active participants -- Anti-Soviet jihad -- Taliban insurgency -- Motivations for violence -- Limits of existing programming -- Recommendations
Summary "In Afghanistan, the actions and narratives of violent extremist groups threaten to roll back many of the gains and hard-won rights of women over the last fifteen years. Women have long been cast in a binary light -- as either disempowered victims or deviant anomalies -- but in fact are involved in a wide range of activities, from peacebuilding to recruiting, sympathizing, perpetrating, and preventing violent extremism. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews in the field in Afghanistan, this report delves into the roles women play in the context of violent extremism. A deeper understanding of these roles and the reasons behind them, the report asserts, is critical to effective policy and programming"--Publisher's web site
Notes "November 2016."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-16)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF caption (USIP, viewed January 25, 2017)
Subject Insurgency -- Afghanistan -- Prevention
Insurgency -- Afghanistan
Violence in women -- Afghanistan
Violence -- Afghanistan -- Prevention
Violence -- Afghanistan
Violence in women.
Violence -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Lakhani, Sadaf, author
United States Institute of Peace, publisher