Women Key in Fighting Terrorism
February 16, 2017: A recent op-ed in U.S. News and World Report discusses unique benefits women can offer in the fight against terrorism. Research shows that women are well-positioned to detect early signs of radicalization because their rights and physical integrity are often the first targets of fundamentalists. Women's central roles in many families and communities also afford them a unique vantage point from which to recognize unusual patterns of behavior and signs of impending conflict. Additionally, women can be particularly influential in challenging extremist narratives in homes, schools and social environments. See full article: Women Are Critical in the Fight Against Terrorism and the Islamic State (U.S. News and World Report, usnews.com)
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