Iraqi Child Marriage Proposal Reflects Worrying Trend
New legislation in the Iraqi parliament that would allow girls as young as 9 to marry is drawing stiff opposition from a nationwide coalition of civil society groups.
Empowering Pakistan’s Civil Society to Counter Global Violent Extremism
Over the past several years, WORDE has been leading a comprehensive study through 35 cities and villages in Pakistan to explore the capacity of civil society for peacebuilding. We’ve identified over…
An Instructor’s Manual for Developing a Community-Led Approach to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
Illustrating lessons learned and best practices from two years of programming and evaluation, WORDE produced an accompanying Instructor’s Manual to supplement the evaluation and guide communities and…
Empowering Egypt to Defeat Radical Islamism
Despite billions of dollars in counter-terrorism measures, the threat from transnational terrorist organizations like ISIL, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban has metastasized into a greater menace than ever…
Armed Islamist Movements and Political Violence in Algeria
This article investigates the formation of the principal armed Islamist groups in Algeria - the GIA and AIS - and their justification for armed struggle. Furthermore, it investigates the extent of…
Al-Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb
This paper is organized into four chapters that focus on the terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The four chapters examine different facets of the collective…
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Local knowledge and conflict transformation
Dr Lynch is a psychologist whose work focuses on those who participate in political violence, including those who are both victims and perpetrators, as well as child soldiers and child victims.
Professor Aziz researches the relationship between terrorism and authoritarianism through a rights lens in furtherance of the rule of law in the Middle East
Pakistani. Journalist. Researcher. Analyst.
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