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U.S. CSWG Releases Policy Brief on WPS, Extremism & Recommendations for the New US Administration

Violent Extremism and the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda: Recommendations for the New U.S. Administration

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, Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, and Leila Milani

Roughly 120 countries felt the effects of violent religious and ideological extremism in 2015. Much of the world’s concern is directed at groups influenced by Wahhabi and Salafi sects of Islam, that have spread extensively across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and parts of Europe. But other forms of religious and ethno-nationalistic extremism are also on the rise.

This policy brief provides a concise overview of how and why a gendered analysis is critical to furthering understanding of violent extremism. It also recommends ways in which the new administration can design and implement more effective policies and programs for prevention and response.

Read the full brief here.