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Gendered Perspectives on Preventing Violent Extremism

Women and “Prevent”

By Sam Andrews

Published

Sep 16, 2022

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1529221558

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 16, 2022

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1529221596

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Gendered Perspectives on Preventing Violent Extremism

The UK’s ‘Prevent’ strategy aims to dissuade vulnerable groups from supporting terrorism, and women have been involved since its inception in 2006. Sam Andrews argues that women are still viewed within a traditional gendered framework as primarily peaceful and are mostly engaged as mothers, enlisted by Prevent to watch over and guide their families and communities.

Drawing on interviews and case studies, this book reveals how Prevent goes beyond simple counter-terrorism messaging to fund a diverse array of projects, from support for victims of domestic violence to parenting courses, shaping wider engagement with women in society.

Sam Andrews is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lincoln.

1. Introduction

2. Women in Terrorism and Extremism in Theory and Practice

3. Prevent: A Policy Overview From 2006 to 2018

4. Women in the National Policy Framework

5. National Projects Post-2011: Shanaz and Prevent Tragedies

6. Delivering Prevent Locally

7. Prevent Professionals

8. Muslim and Secular BME Women, Right Wing Women: Perceptions of and Experiences With Prevent

9. Conclusion