Violent Extremism in Kenya

Authors/editor(s): 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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Bibliographic information

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: 110

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); UN