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This research paper aims to examine the underappreciated and consequential involvement of women in the realm of countering violent extremism (CVE). This study examines the historical involvement of women in extremist ideologies, exploring their roles in both supporting and opposing such ideologies. By analyzing historical data and scholarly literature, the research sheds light on the multifaceted engagement of women in extremist movements throughout history. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics surrounding women's participation in extremist ideologies, highlighting the need for further research. The increasing recognition of their capacity to drive transformative outcomes in countering violent extremism (CVE) initiatives has garnered significant attention in recent times. This research paper explores the significance of women's engagement in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), highlighting their distinct abilities, viewpoints, and contributions. It analyses the factors that make their involvement essential in this field. This study examines the challenges and obstacles encountered by women in the field of countering violent extremism. It also sheds light on successful initiatives that have empowered women to effectively address this issue. This research highlights the significance of adopting gender-inclusive methodologies within counter-violent extremism (CVE) strategies. It underscores the potential of women to contribute to the development of resilient and harmonious societies.

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Chief Coordination Officer, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism, Pakistan



Director General, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism, Pakistan



Principal Research Officer, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism, Pakistan



Principal Research Officer, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism, Pakistan



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