Thematic Papers and Briefs
PVE Thematic Reports
This policy brief highlights key challenges impeding progress on the global PVE and SDG 16 agendas, underscoring how they are two sides of the same coin.
Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation and Reintegration from Violent Extremism
This report contributes a gendered analysis of approaches to the disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration of women and girls associated with violent extremism. It highlights the gaps in current policies and practice, as well as the solutions that are emerging in part from the experiences and innovations of women-led civil society initiatives. The report concludes with practical recommendations for policymakers and programming guidance for practitioners.
A preliminary dialogue on the gap between economic policy intentions and realities on the ground.
Why Civil Society and Security Sector Partnerships Matter. Analyzing the impact of security interventions in contributing to and mitigating extremist violence.
From Preventing Violent Extremism to Promoting Peace, Resilience, Equal Rights and Pluralism (PREP).
A gendered content analysis of nine NAPs, analyzing whether and how specific themes and target groups were discussed, including education, media, civil society, gender/ women, and human rights.
Women’s perspectives on violent extremism and security interventions
Other Briefs and Papers
We are pleased to launch 10 Steps to Increase Women’s Participation in Peacekeeping and Reduce Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, drafted by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW), and endorsed by members of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL)
Governments, international organizations, and civil society facilitating local, national and regional ceasefire negotiations must consider the roles women play and their expertise in negotiating, drafting and implementing ceasefire agreements. Here are 10 steps to do so.
Read Rasha Jarhoum’s full brief on Yemen, developed jointly with 250 Yemeni women, and delivered to the United Nation’s Security Council.
Drawing on work with PAIMAN in Pakistan, this paper, written by WASL Partner and PAIMAN co-founder Mossarat Qadeem for the LSE Center for Women, Peace and Security, shows how women at various levels of Pakistani society can advance the cause for a more robust strategy on P/CVE.
“Challenging Conventional Wisdom, Transforming Current Practices: A Gendered Lens” Sanam Anderlini’s contribution to the
newly published “Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism”, Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series 13 on Preventing Violent Extremism
What the U.S. Must Do and Why It Matters 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, Rasha Jarhum, Rana Allam, and Devin Cowick. As a critical member of the coalition...
Respect the Dignity and Autonomy of Girls: Stop Recruitment of Girls into Militant Groups This case study is part of the Dignity Campaign, an initiative of the Working Group on Preventing & Addressing Structural Violence Against Women. Background and Context...
This paper provides a brief overview and analysis of the causes, manifestations and consequences of rising conservatism and extremism, particularly religious extremism and its implications for women. It reflects on how and why women may be drawn to the ideologies and...
Security, Religion and Gender in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq: A focus group-based conflict analysis By Ala Ali Almost eleven years have passed since the US toppled Saddam Hussain’s regime, and Iraq still continues to struggle. In December 2013, Iraq national security...
Extremism as Mainstream: Implications for Women, Development & Security in the MENA/Asia Region. (Spring 2014)
In 2013, ICAN, in partnership with the MIT Center for International Studies and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), hosted a two-day roundtable to better understand rising religious extremism from a gendered and grounds-up perspective,...