And What We Can Do About It
A policy brief by Violence Prevention Network and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, December 2021
Anti-feminist and anti-gender ideologies – and their basis in hostility and hatred towards women and LGBTQI* people are a crucial, yet overlooked element when analysing radicalisation and violent extremism. Anti-gender and anti-feminist ideologies strongly appeal to groups organised around exclusionary principles because they provide language and a framework for the defence of hierarchical structures in society. Yet, actors, policies, and networks concerned with WPS and the prevention of misogyny are rarely linked to the prevention and countering of violent extremism. In this policy brief, CFFP and Violence Prevention Network outline some key gaps in the integration of the P/CVE and WPS agendas and potential pathways on how to link these communities of practice for more effective response programming.
Read the full policy brief by Violence Prevention Network and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy here.