The Roles and Capabilities of Yemeni Women Against Violent Extremism.

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SAVE

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2010

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Gender, Conflict and Extremism

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English

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SAVE. (2010). The Roles and Capabilities of Yemeni Women Against Violent Extremism. A Report From a SAVE Yemen Workshop. 5 February 2010.

The blog isummaries a workshop that was held by Women Without Borders/SAVE Yemen on the roles of women in challenging violent extremism. Education levels, local awareness and geographic remoteness were all factors that affected the women’s ability to recognise and identity extremism in their lives and families. It was found that there is a huge need for legal, psychological and emotional support for the women and their families to cope with extremism. The report concludes with a number of recommendations including ensuring the Ministry of Education are aware of extremist teachers that may use their position of power to promote radical thinking, and cooperating with village heads to discourage extremist thoughts.