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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

INTRODUCTION

Ukraine

Lebanon*

Georgia

Sri Lanka

Singapore

Portugal

Israel

Croatia

Japan

Switzerland

Egypt

Montenegro

Norway

New Zealand

Maldives

Italy

Macedonia

Iran

Denmark

India

Sudan

Pakistan

Spain

Malaysia

Serbia

* More women and girls returned than affiliated

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Invisible Women  

Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation and Reintegration from Violent Extremism

Invisible Women  

Gendered Dimensions of Return, Rehabilitation and Reintegration from Violent Extremism