THE CASE OF DAESH: HOW MANY WOMEN AND GIRLS HAVE RETURNED?
This graph compares the estimated number of women and girls affiliated with Daesh in Iraq and Syria with the numbers who have returned to their home countries. While this report is global in scope, unfortunately there is limited quantitative data available on women and girls returning from violent extremism. The data visualized in this graph is from a 2018 study by Joana Cook and Gina Vale, From Daesh to Diaspora: Tracing the Women and Minors of the Islamic State, published by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and available at: https://icsr.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Women-in-ISIS-report_20180719_web. pdf. Notes: 1) Given the known underestimation and challenge of documenting of women’s and girls’ participation in violent extremism, maximum estimates were used where data indicated a range. 2) Because data on minors was not gender disaggregated, calculations premised that girls constituted half of the estimated number of minors. 3) Only countries with data on affiliated women and minors were included in this graph.
Estimated Women and Girl Returnees
Estimated Women and Girl Affiliates
* More women and girls returned than affiliated
Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation and Reintegration from Violent Extremism