A Gender Sensitive Approach to Empowering Women for Peaceful Communities

Authored by: Melissa Johnston, Jacqui True, Eleanor Gordon, et al

Categories: Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Countering Violent Extremism, Violent Extremism
Country: Phillipines, Indonesia, and Bangladesh
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
Year: 2020
Citation: Johnston, Melissa, et al. “A Gender Sensitive Approach to Empowering Women for Peaceful Communities.” Monash University Gender, Peace and Security and UN Women, March 2020.

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Executive Summary

This report presents research findings on gender and violent extremism in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia for a project led by Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre for UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (2018-2019). The aim of the research is to examine women’s roles in supporting, countering, and preventing violent extremism and how gender identities and relations may be used to garner support for intolerant social attitudes and groups as well as recruitment to violent extremist groups.