– November 2016
The “Research Digest” published by the Center for the prevention of radicalization leading to violence (CPRLV) aims to fuel the dissemination and sharing of knowledge with regards to radicalization leading to violence and its prevention. Also, we believe it is essential to carry out scientific monitoring of the knowledge produced on this topic in Quebec, Canada and abroad. The “Research Digest” aims to provide, on a regular basis, an overview of the latest research publications and relevant scientific events pertaining to the issue of radicalization leading to violence.
RECENT WORK AT CPRLV
Women and Violent Radicalization, Conseil du statut de la femme & Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (2016)..
Pursuant to the mandate in the 2015-2018 Government Action Plan, Radicalization in Québec: Act, Prevent, Detect and Live Together, the Secrétariat à la condition féminine and the Conseil du statut de la femme were asked to work together to document the differentiated radicalization factors among women and men in Québec. The two agencies also drew on the expertise of the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) to illustrate this phenomenon.
The report resulting from this mandate and entitled “Women and Violent Radicalization” seeks, firstly, to de ne what constitutes radicalization leading to violence. Secondly, It addresses women’s involvement in violent radicalization throughout history and in a variety of situations; this step-back in time allows for a better understanding of the current phenomenon of women joining jihadist groups in Syria and in Iraq. Adopting a theoretical framework which is both feminist and postcolonial, the report aims at deconstructing a number of media discourses and stereotypical representations vis-à-vis women and radicalization leading to violence. The last part of the report focuses speci cally on the case of Quebec women who have chosen or tried to leave for Syria / Iraq since 2013. To explore their motivations and their path to radicalization, the report draws on unpublished empirical data from a field survey conducted in Quebec.
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