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The Jihadi Gender Imbalance

The lack of understanding of female jihadis has led to an over-simplified treatment of the topic, writes Rachel Bryson.

Women

Female Suicide Bombers May Be New For ISIS, But They’re No Stranger to Iraq

After previously prohibiting the use of female attackers, why the change in ISIS' tactics? 

ISIS
Female Suicide Bombers May Be New For ISIS, But They’re No Stranger to Iraq

ISIS Female Attackers: It's Not Long Before They're Deployed

ISIS attackers in Iran dressed as women reveal a recognition by the group that using female attackers has its benefits.

Women

ISIS Violates Ideology on Female Militancy

Contrary to ISIS' ideology, women undertook militant activity for the group throughout the quarter....

ISIS

Burkini Bans: Why France Is Giving Iran A Run For Its Money

Extreme secularism in France looks no different to extreme Shia ideology in Iran....

France

Burkini Bans Will Only Help ISIS

The sight of four armed men forcing a woman to remove her clothes on a French beach propagates the extremist narrative that the We...

France

The Tragic Role of Women in the ISIS 'Caliphate'

Kadiza Sultana, who left London to join ISIS aged 16, is believed to have died in Syria....

ISIS

Who Are Boko Haram's Female Suicide Bombers?

Boko Haram is increasingly relying on young girls as human bombs....

Boko Haram

Escalating Sexual Violence in Extremist Conflicts

New reports from US Institute of Peace and Human Rights Watch analyse the increasing role sexual violence has as a tactic for extr...

Women

Beyond Jihadi Brides: Female Migrants to ISIS

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue observes that there are gender specific reasons for Western women joining ISIS and that count...

ISIS

Violent Extremism Puts Girls' Education in Peril

Education systems and female students are amongst those most in danger from violent extremist groups according to a new report fro...

Education

Why Do Western Women Join ISIS?

On 28 January 2015, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue published Becoming Mulan? Female Western Migrants to ISIS. 

ISIS

Nigeria Kidnap Strikes at the Heart of Schools-for-All

The abduction of the Nigerian girls is an offence against the best traditions of learning in Islam writes Michael Barber, a truste...

Boko Haram
Religion & Geopolitics. Nigeria Kidnap Strikes at the Heart of Schools-for-All.