Socio-economic Demographics and Gendered Recruitment in Tunisia
This policy brief is a summary of a paper authored by Imen Kochbati, Assistant at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis. The paper is the second in a series of three on women and violent extremism in Tunisia. The research and papers were commissioned by UN Women, as part of a project between UN Women, the Tunisian Centre of Research, Documentation and Information on Women (CREDIF) and Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security Centre. The views are those of the author alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of UN Women and Monash GPS.
This policy brief integrates a gender perspective into preventing and countering violent extremism strategies (P/CVE) in Tunisia. Building on observations that “[v]iolent extremist organizations tailor their recruiting messages around contextualized grievances,” it summarizes research findings on the relationship between gender-specific socio-economic factors and violent extremism to provide an evidence base for P/CVE in Tunisia.