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Jenny Lorentzen

Jenny Lorentzen

Postdoctoral fellow

Jenny Lorentzen

Hopes and misguided expectations : How policy documents frame gender in efforts at preventing terrorism and violent extremism

Author

  • Inger Skjelsbæk
  • Julie Marie Hansen
  • Jenny Lorentzen

Summary, in English

In recent years, increased attention has been given to the role of women in preventing and countering violent extremism (CVE). This potential role of women has been included in the United Nations Security Council’s follow-up resolutions to Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, as well as in the CVE policies of other intergovernmental organizations and governments. This policy development has been met with both support and criticism. In this article, we critically analyse CVE policies to better understand how the intersection between gender and violent extremism is conceptualized in them. We analyse how gendered identities and roles are framed in policy documents on preventing and countering violent extremism. Through the analyses, we discuss how CVE policy documents define the spheres of gendered influence in efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Pages

469-486

Publication/Series

Politics, Religion and Ideology

Volume

21

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Gender Studies
  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2156-7689