Huckerby on Women and ISIS
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Moving past stereotypes and myths to understand the role of women in terror groups
"Indeed, despite stereotypes about their domesticity and passivity — the idea that they must always be under men’s influence or tricked into joining — women are drawn to groups like the Islamic State by many of the same forces as men: adventure, inequality, alienation and the pull of the cause.”
– Jayne Huckerby, New York Times: When Women Become Terrorists
Huckerby, director of the International Human Rights Clinic, has undertaken human rights research and advocacy in the areas of gender and human rights, constitution-making, national security, human trafficking, transitional justice, and human rights in U.S. foreign policy.