Women and Violent Extremism

Women have played significant roles in terrorism and counterterrorism throughout the modern age of political violence, but recent stories of Westerners traveling to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) raise questions about their goals, methods and motivations.

From female Western migrants, to recruiters and perpetrators of violence – women are increasingly playing a role in supporting terrorist organizations. This month’s webinar will explore the various roles of women in terrorist organizations. We will also analyze their role in countering violent extremism.

Joana Cook  from Strife and the Department of War Studies at King's College London analyzes the roles of women in supporting, perpetrating and countering violent extremism.


For more information, please contact NJOHSP's Analysis Bureau at analysis@njohsp.gov or 609-584-4000.