Preventing violent extremism in Kenya

Authors/editor(s): Uyo Salifu and Irene Ndung’u

Violent extremism has multiple impacts on the lives of women that are compounded by the pressures of poverty and related development factors. Government, donors and NGOs have taken steps to counter and prevent violent extremism in Kenya, but many of these responses are gender neutral and do not sufficiently address women’s needs. The failure to prioritise women will hamper efforts to comprehensively address violent extremism, and will miss opportunities to engage women in preventing terrorism.


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Geographic coverage: Africa; Kenya

Subject area(s): Peace and security

Resource type: Policy papers

UN Women office involved in publication: East and Southern Africa Regional Office; Kenya Country Office

Publication year: 2017

Number of pages: 15