Violent Extremism in Kenya

Violent Extremism in Kenya
Irene Ndung’u, Uyo Salifu and Romi Sigsworth

This study seeks to understand how women in Kenya are involved in violent extremism and in efforts to prevent and counter it. It also explores how women are affected by and respond to extremism. The findings show the multifaceted impact of violent extremism on women and their communities. There is also a complex set of dynamics that influence how women become actively involved as perpetrators or, more commonly, as supporters and facilitators of violent extremism. The study shows that more must be done to include women in programmes that aim to prevent and counter violent extremism in Kenya.

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Geographic coverage: Africa Kenya
Subject areas: Peace and security
Resource type(s): Policy papers
UN Women office publishing: East and Southern Africa Regional Office
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