Women, Prevention and the Fight Against Violent Extremism in Mali

A Gender Based Approach to a Changing Phenomenon - Workshop

In a context of deeply changing jihadism and the spread of violence nationally, Timbuktu Institute, in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, conducted a preliminary study between November and December 2016, through an action research project on "Women, Prevention and The Fight Against Violent Extremism in Mali". Through a pre-established questionnaire submitted to women from different socio-professional categories, a report was prepared in which women give their perception of radicalism and extremism and the actions that should be taken to combat it effectively against these phenomena.

Through this workshop, the key actors of civil society and especially women leaders will be discussing the issue of violent extremism, its changes in a context of growing insecurity and the strategies to be put in place to better involve them in this struggle. The objective is, in part, to appeal to technical and financial partners to support Malian women facing the consequences of violent extremism to be able to deal effectively with violent extremism in Mali.


Bakary Sambe, Director of Timbuktu Institute - African Center for Peace Studies, Founder of the Observatory of Radicalism and Religious Conflict in Africa

Yague S. Hanne, Head of Conflict Management and Policy Dialogue at Timbuktu Institute

Bouaré Bintou Founé Samaké, President of WILDAF / Mali (Women in Law and Development - Women in Law and Development in Africa)

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