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Gender Equality and Violent Extremism: a Research Agenda for Libya

03.12.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

This research report examines the gender dynamics of radicalization to violence in Libya and efforts to counter and prevent violent extremism. Based on primary research in Libya, this report analyses new data collected in the field (October 2018 to March 2019), and via a survey instrument (March-June 2019). The research investigates the gendered motivations of individuals to join violent extremist and terrorist groups, and how gender inequality and discrimination within Libyan society interact with other economic, political and religious factors to spread violent extremism.  The report explores how social constructions of masculinity and femininity are manipulated by violent extremist groups through their recruitment strategies and tactics of group control. As well as these gender dynamics, the research investigates Libyan women’s responses ; how and why they seek to counter and prevent violent extremism in their communities.


  • Type of publication : Thematic report
  • Author : Melissa Johnston, Jacqui True et Zineb Benalla
  • Co-editor : Abir Imeina, Faiza Basha and Oum Elezz El Farsi
  • Publishing house : Monash University and UN Women
  • Publication date : 2019
  • Number of pages : 80
  • Language : English


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Association de Développement Local Méditerranéen (ADELMA)
Association Tahadi pour l'Environnement
Development Association ‘Rawafed’
Association Citoyens Acteurs
Building Bridge Association (BBA)
Amal Association for Women and Development
Mor Masa Ritüeli
Youth and Development Consultancy Institute (Etijah)
Coalition parlementaire arabe sur la lutte contre la violence de la femme
University of Mohammed V Rabat
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique pour les Droits des Femmes (FLDDF Injad Beni Mellal)
Nezha El Medhmed
Ibn Battuta Foundation
Centre for Women's Legal Research &Counselling and Protection
Global Forum for Religions and Humanity (GFRH)
Youth Empowerment Society - YES
Association of Continuity of Generations - ACG
Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME)
Assemblée des Femmes Paris Ile-de-France
Elham Ibrahim Younis Abdelaal
Ankara University
Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF)
Seed of Peace - Oran
Social Association  Active Woman  of the Tizi-Ouzou Wilaya
Femmes et Leadership
Krizia Nardini
Jazeera Media Network
Center for Women's Studies in Islam (CERFI)
Women'  s Studies Center (WSC)
The Libyan Network to Support and Empower Women
Women's aspirations Association
Ecological Universe for Development and Climate Association
Arij Khamis Al Zawi
National Broadcasting and Television Society - SNRT
University of Naples  L'Orientale

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