GENDER DIMENSIONS OF TERRORISM AND VIOLENCE IN THE EAST AND AFRICA
Keywords: oriental studies, African studies, gender studies, gender inequality, gender balance, social emancipation, mixed marriages, violence, domestic violence, terrorism, conflict, family conflict, women's rights Round table " Terrorism and violence in the East and Africa. Gender Aspects", held at the Institute of Africa of the Russian Academy of Sciences in October 2015, continued the already established tradition of organizing meetings on gender issues that have been successfully held in recent years at the academic venues of the Institute of Africa and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.1 The round table organizers ' research interests are focused on issues related to the situation of society and individuals in a state of conflict (and in the broadest sense of the word). Behind these problems are dynamic social transformations, powerful social reconstructions, which could not but affect the culture of gender relations. This concerns, first of all, the phenomenon of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in terms of its gender interests and needs. Numerous international and national studies, publications of political scientists, historians, cultural scientists and psychologists, journalistic research, and materials from social networks that actively discuss this issue in a wide range - from propaganda about the involvement of women in the jihadist movement to graphic illustrations of the nightmares of gender-based terror and violence in the "Islamic State" - show how relevant this issue has become worldwide. In early 2015, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a British independent research center, published a report directly related to the topic of the round table. According to the report, more than half a thousand women-young, old, pregnant, wives and girls, independently and with their husbands - supporters of jihadists - went to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State group. What is it that attracts these women wh ... Read more
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