Empowering women for peaceful communities: Evidence from Indonesia and Bangladesh

This project begins from the premise that women can be powerful partners in fighting violent extremism. It investigates the impact that women’s economic empowerment and their leadership and participation in local communities can have on social cohesion and efforts to challenge extremist ideology and related violence. It also seeks to gain a better understanding of the perceptions of the causes of violent extremism, ways in which to best prevent and counter its threat, and the extent to which individuals see themselves and their communities as having a role in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).