Women and Preventing Violent Extremism at the Grassroots Level

written by On April 12, 2016 in 2010-2016, WIIS Blog, Women Peace & Security


By: Kristen Cordell

Here in Pakistan, Mossarat Qadeem, founder of Paiman Trust, is working at the grassroots level with women, such as mothers, and Madrassa teachers, empowering them to take a stand against violent extremism in their communities. She is advocating for a preventative approach to the type of violent tragedy that recently unfolded in Lahore, where the majority of the 70 victims were women and children.

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