PUBLISHED:May 01, 2015

Huckerby on Women and ISIS

In the News

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

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ABOUT Jayne Huckerby

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.

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