Women in Terrorism

Jyotsana Uplavdiya
NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Mumbai
Maharashtra, India

Volume I, Issue V, 2018

Terrorism is the act of unlawful violence done by a gathering of individuals to accomplish certain objectives or to create terror of themselves or a party amongst the people. Of the numerous things that astonish and shock us about terrorism and ISIS specifically, the inclusion of ladies in such a crime is one of the most poignant. Most of us have the sense that women are Gentler Sex, the Nurturers, and the Protectors with stereotypical thinking about women’s capabilities and motivations. Whenever the topic of terrorism arises, the role of men is always discussed and the involvement of women terrorists is rarely chewed over.


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