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Category Archives: Women’s Rights

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October 18, 2017

Nikita Malik appears on Countering Violent Extremism – Women and Terror Podcast

Posted in Boko Haram, Broadcast Appearances, ISIS, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 12, 2017

ISIS sex slave was raped in hospital after trying to kill herself to escape torment

An ISIS sex slave who tried to kill herself said she was raped in her hospital bed while she hearing the desperate cries of her sister being raped next door.
The Iraqi girl’s story has been released as part of a number of …

Posted in Boko Haram, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 11, 2017

Sex slavery forms lucrative and critical role for Islamic State, Boko Haram

After being captured by Islamic State, a group of young girls were forced to stand against a wall while men groped their chest.
“If she had breasts then she was OK to rape,” said a Yazidi survivor recounting the experience. “If …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Stockholm syndrome: Why Boko Haram and Isis slaves choose to stay with their captors

Earlier in 2017, 83 schoolgirls held hostage by Nigerian terror group Boko Haram were given the opportunity to leave the militants following a series of negotiations with the government. All but one returned to their grieving families after three years of captivity.
In a …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 9, 2017

Study reveals sexual slavery ‘helped terror group Daesh make £23m last year’

Terrorists are turning to human trafficking, including trading in modern slavery, for their revenue streams, a new report reveals.
The so-called Islamic State (Daesh) and Boko Haram are among groups resorting to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams such …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Isis among terrorist groups using slaves to recruit rapists and domestic abusers

Terrorists are using slaves to generate funding and attract recruits including domestic abusers and rapists, research has found.
A report published by think-tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) warned that modern slavery and sexual violence was fuelling Isis and other groups operating across …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Sex slavery and human trafficking is how terror groups Isis and Boko Haram now raise funds

Groups, including Isis and Boko Haram, are turning to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams such as taxation and oil sales dry up, the research found.
The study by foreign policy and security think tank the Henry Jackson Society …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

From Boko Haram to Islamic State, sex slavery and trafficking fund extremism – report

Offering kidnapped women and girls to jihadist fighters as sex slaves or wives helps militant groups lure and retain members, while sex trafficking can bankroll their extremist operations, a UK-based think-tank said on Monday.
Groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria …

Posted in Boko Haram, CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Rapists and wife-beaters flocked to join ISIS because the group’s systemised sexual violence appealed to them

A new study has shown that many men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse joined ISIS because of the group’s use of slavery and rape.
The Henry Jackson Society report claims the sanctioning of systemic sexual abuse served as a …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Sexual slavery new funding source for terror groups like Isis, study reveals

Terrorists are using human trafficking, including trading in sex slaves, as a new source of funding, according to a new report.
Groups, including Isis and Boko Haram, are turning to hostage-taking and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams such as taxation …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

ISIS deliberately luring paedos and sex predators to join its ranks

ISIS is attracting rapists and paedophiles to fight for them by rewarding them with sex slaves, terror experts claim.
Men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse are believed to have joined the jihadi group because of the organisation’s use …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, CRT Report, Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights

Terror groups’ £23m profit in sex trafficking

Terror groups are using human trafficking, including trading in sex slaves, as a new source of funding, according to a report.
Daesh and Boko Haram are among those resorting to kidnapping and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams, such as taxation …

Posted in Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
October 7, 2017

Rape and slavery was lure for UK Isis recruits with history of sexual violence

Men with a history of sexual violence and domestic abuse joined Islamic State because of the organisation’s systemic use of rape and slavery as a form of terrorism, according to new analysis.
The promotion and sanctioning of sexual violence by the extremist …

Posted in Global, ISIS, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
August 29, 2017

As the caliphate crumbles, Taliban steals ISIS’ tactics to target women

A glossy women’s magazine has hit virtual newsstands, its front cover splashed with the image of a woman, veiled from head to toe, walking off into a yellow-hued desert.
But, unlike other fashion or beauty publications, this one has a niche …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, News Coverage, War in Afghanistan, Women's Rights
February 14, 2017

We must not disguise the truth about honour violence

by Emma Webb
Originally published in CapX.
Honour violence often entails cruel and horrifying brutality. Last week, in Afghanistan, a 23-year old woman had her ears cut off by her husband in the northern province of Balkh.
She’d been married to him since …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, Women's Rights
June 14, 2016

Event Transcript: “Voices of Hope: Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan”

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Posted in Event Transcript, Middle East, Women's Rights
May 19, 2016

Event: ‘Voices of Hope: Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan’

TIME: 16:00 – 17:00, Thursday 19th May 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 20, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Host: Nus Ghani MP
SPEAKERS: Razia Jan, Founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, Shoshana Stewart, CEO of Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Manager for the First Ladies …

Posted in Event, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events, Women's Rights

Event summary: ‘Voices of Hope: Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan’

by Ruta Valaityte 
On the 19th of May the Henry Jackson Society together with the MP Nus Ghani had the honour to host an event dedicated to empowerment and support of Afghani women.
The event gathered an impressive panel of speakers, all of …

Posted in Event Summaries, War in Afghanistan, Women's Rights
January 12, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Choosing Sharia’

Event Summary: Choosing Sharia?
By Daniel Tuhrim
On the 12th December, George Howarth MP hosted The Henry Jackson Society’s ‘Choosing Sharia’ featuring Dr Rumy Hasan, Senior Lecturer, Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex Centre for Migration Research Dr Machteld Zee, Author of ‘Choosing …

Posted in CRT Event Summary, Democracy & Development, Event Summaries, Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
December 7, 2015

Sharia in the UK: The courts in the shadow of British law offering rough justice for Muslim women

Originally published in the Independent.
Inside drab terraced housing, with a plentiful supply of tea and biscuits, a parallel British legal system is in operation.
This is the view of Machteld Zee, a Dutch researcher who gained unprecedented access to sharia courts …

Posted in Islamism, News Coverage, Women's Rights
November 30, 2015

HJS This Week on Crucial Syria Vote

LONDON – 30 November 2015
This is a crucial week as the House of Commons decides whether to back air strikes against Islamic State in Syria.  It has been a long journey to get to a second vote and The Henry …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Palestine, Press Release, Syria, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
November 26, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Cowgirl’ Paris jihadi ‘will inspire more women’ to become ISIS suicide bombers

Originally published in the Daily Star
THE STORY of Paris female jihadi Hasna Aitboulahcen could “inspire” crazed wannabe suicide bombers here in the UK, terror experts have claimed.

But counter terrorism expert Emily Dyer says media reports into the dramatic stand-off could …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
November 25, 2015

Female British IS supporters preach hate in front of kids in undercover documentary

Originally published in The Sun
BRITISH Muslim women have shocked terrorism experts by secretly urging support for IS and calling for more Lee Rigby-style executions on our streets.

Counter-terrorism expert Hannah Stuart, from the Henry Jackson Society, said: “What’s striking is they’re …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, Women's Rights

Meeting the British women who are supporting ISIS

Originally published in The Debrief
But, as Channel 4’s new investigation shows, ISIS in fact, has a growing number of British sympathisers, non-violent female preachers who are crucial in recruiting more women in turn to the terror group. And, they’re operating …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Women's Rights
November 24, 2015

The British women supporting ISIS: Hannah Stuart on Channel 4 Dispatches

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom, Women's Rights
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