Gender and Jihad: Women from the Caucasus in the Syrian Conflict

TitleGender and Jihad: Women from the Caucasus in the Syrian Conflict
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsAleksandre, Kvakhadze
JournalPerspectives on Terrorism
Volume14
Issue2
Pagination69-79
Date Published04/2020
Abstract

According to media reports, hundreds of women from the North Caucasian republics, Georgia and Azerbaijan have migrated to jihadi-controlled territories. This article has a threefold aim: to discuss the motivational features of female volunteers from the Caucasus region, to describe their functional role, and to explain their limited involvement in the hostilities. The findings indicate that the motivation for most women volunteers from the Caucasus has involved family relationships; further, rather than participating in combat, they have served in various supportive positions. [From the Author]

URLhttps://genderandsecurity.org/sites/default/files/Kvakhadze_-_W_from_the_Caucasus_in_the_Syrian_Con.pdf
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