Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Women Must Have a Role

Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Women Must Have a Role

This blog post originally appeared on the Atlantic Council website. “The greatest predictor of security and stability in a country is actually not wealth and it’s not the level of democracy. It is how well the women are treated,” said The Hon. Swanee Hunt at a panel hosted the by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia […]

Pakistan’s Women Are Helping Identify and Counter Extremism

Pakistan’s Women Are Helping Identify and Counter Extremism

This article was written by Danielle Shapiro and originally published by The Daily Beast. As Mossarat Qadeem tells the story, the big clue came from a simple source: a young woman who noticed her brother spending time with strangers. It was about one year ago in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, formerly called the North-West Frontier province, when the […]

Meet Four Pakistani Women Peacebuilders

Meet Four Pakistani Women Peacebuilders

Over the past 10 years, an estimated 35,000 Pakistanis have been killed as a result of terrorism and extremist violence. The numbers are rapidly growing. To turn the tide, Pakistani women are mobilizing communities across the country and implementing innovative, citizen-led approaches to countering radicalism. This week, Inclusive Security brought four of these leaders to […]

Recommendations for Reducing Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan

Posted by 2014 Pakistan Delegation on April 1, 2014

A delegation of four women from Pakistan traveled to Washington, DC, to deliver recommendations on reducing violent extremism and terrorism in Pakistan. Their recommendations aim to increase the recruitment, retention, and professionalization of women in Pakistan’s police forces; strengthen women’s inclusion in mechanisms setting Pakistan’s strategic priorities, such as the National Internal Security Policy (NISP), […]

Pakistani Women in DC to Offer Innovative Solutions to Regional Instability

Pakistani Women in DC to Offer Innovative Solutions to Regional Instability

Who? The Institute for Inclusive Security is hosting four influential Pakistani leaders in Washington, DC, this week to highlight the role of women in moderating violent extremism. The delegation includes two parliamentarians: • Member of the National Assembly Shaista Pervaiz, leader of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus. • Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, head of the women’s wing […]

POLICY BRIEF: The Role of Pakistani Policewomen in Countering Violent Extremism

POLICY BRIEF: The Role of Pakistani Policewomen in Countering Violent Extremism

Last week, the Pakistani Taliban and civilian government sat down for the first time to conduct face-to-face peace talks. These discussions—between a militant group that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and the political leaders who’ve thus far been unable to fully stem the violence—will have very real consequences for the men, women, and […]

Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Policewomen Must Have a Role

Posted by Allison Peters on March 28, 2014

Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies struggle to combat militant violence that contributes to political, economic, and social instability. To improve the operational effectiveness of Pakistani forces, the government of Pakistan and international donors must prioritize the recruitment, retention, and professionalization of women in the police. This policy brief summarizes research conducted in Pakistan in October 2013 […]

Pakistani Amn-o-Nisa Coalition Member Receives Prestigious Human Rights Defender Award

Posted by on February 6, 2013

To commemorate International Human Rights Day, Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf presented Human Rights Defender awards in December 2012 to Dr. Tahira Baloch and 12 other activists who courageously promote human rights awareness and practices in their country. Foreign diplomats, parliamentarians, and civil society representatives attended the ceremony. Currently an Operations Officer with the […]

Women Key to Combating Extremism in Pakistan

As a researcher at Inclusive Security, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Pakistan four times since 2011 to support Amn-o-Nisa, a coalition of Pakistani women leaders who are mobilizing against extremism. During my time in-country over the past two years, I sat down with many of these courageous women who shared their personal, and, […]

Pakistani Women Speak

For the past two years, Inclusive Security has traveled to Pakistan numerous times to support Amn-o-Nisa, a coalition of women leaders mobilizing against extremism. Watch this compilation of video interviews to learn about how extremism is affecting Pakistanis and how women are courageously curbing radicalization, preventing violence, and restoring peace in their communities.

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