Policy Brief: Misogyny and Violent Extremism - Implications for Preventing Violent Extremism

Authors/editor(s): Monash University and UN Women

The policy brief examines why and how radicalization to violence occurs from a gender perspective. In particular, it analyzes the underexplored relationship between attitudes and practices indicating misogyny (defined as both fear and hatred of women and/or the feminine) and support for violent extremism. Gender analysis of survey data collected in four countries (Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Libya) provides evidence of a mutually reinforcing dynamic of misogyny and violent extremism.

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Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): Humanitarian action; Peace and security

Publication year: 2019