Engaging Communities in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: Women, Peace and Security in practice in Pakistan

- , London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London

The wave of violent extremism in rural and urban areas of Pakistan has cost the country more than 45,700 citizens, 4,600 security personnel, the destruction of infrastructure and the internal migration of millions of people. In areas controlled by extremists, women became an invisible community – denied basic freedoms, prevented from working in public and private sectors. The extremists were engaged in "gender apartheid”, but nobody dared to raise a voice against them, until the PAIMAN Trust, led by Mossarat Qadeem, created an innovative programme promoting peace and social cohesion.

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London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London (51.513764, -0.117416)