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Politics and Gender Research Seminar with 2018 Lund University honorary doctor Jacqui True: Preventing Violent Extremism. Gender and Women’s Perspectives

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POLITICS AND GENDER RESEARCH SEMINAR

Convenors: Annika Bergman-Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti

 

Presentation by 2018 Lund University honorary doctor professor Jacqui True, Monash University:

Preventing Violent Extremism: Gender and Women’s Perspectives 

 

Abstract

How do gender and the diverse roles of women help to counter and prevent fundamentalist ideologies and violent extremism? Violent extremism and acts of terrorism are a major threat to peace and security globally. Although there is growing awareness of how women and girls suffer from its impact, there is less understanding of the role that women may play in countering and preventing it. The UN Secretary-General’s Preventing Violent Extremism Plan of Action identifies gender equality and empowering women as one of its seven priority areas for action, while Security Council Resolution 2242 calls for taking into account a gender perspective when framing all prevention responses. This seminar presents new research evidence on the gendered nature of perceptions and responses to violent extremism and the participation and leadership of women and women-led organisations in preventing violent extremism in Bangladesh and Indonesia based on two recently completed research projects with country partners supported by UN Women and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The research examines women’s perceptions of fundamentalist ideologies and extremist violence, whether they had observed any warning signs for rising extremism and terrorist violence; and how, in what ways, and why are they are countering or preventing extremist attitudes and behaviour. 

Biographical note

 Jacqui True, FASSA, is Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security. She is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and a Global Fellow, Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo. She received her PhD from York University, Toronto, Canada, an honorary doctorate from Lund University Sweden in 2018, and has held academic positions at Michigan State University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Auckland as well as visiting fellowships at the Australian National University and Gothenburg University, Sweden. 

 

Her current research is focused on three areas of relevance to the broader Women, Peace and Security agenda: Understanding the political economy of violence against women, including sexual and gender-based violence in conflict in Asia Pacific; Examining the gender dimensions and women’s roles in recruitment, support for and prevention of violent extremism and; Analysing gender-sensitive peace agreements and their impact on women’s participation after conflict. This research is funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the United Nations. Her book, The Political Economy of Violence Against Women (Oxford, 2012) won the American Political Science Association’s 2012 biennial prize for the best book in human rights, the British International Studies Association International Political Economy book prize in 2013, and the 2015 biennial Australian Political Science Association’s Carole Pateman book prize for gender and politics. She recently edited the volume Scandalous Economics: The Politics of Gender and Financial Crises (Oxford, 2016) with Aida Hozic and is co-editor with Sara Davies of The Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security (2018).

 

Tid: 
2018-05-23 10:15 till 12:00
Plats: 
Large conference room, Eden
Kontakt: 
annika.bergman_rosamond [at] svet.lu.se

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Tid: 
2018-05-23 10:15 till 12:00
Plats: 
Large conference room, Eden
Kontakt: 
annika.bergman_rosamond [at] svet.lu.se

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