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The recent attacks in Surabaya perpetrated by families associated with the Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (a Southeast Asian group affiliated with ISIS) have highlighted the role of gender in violent extremism in the region. Events like this have resulted in increasing attention to the relationships between gender and radicalisation. Whether it is looking at the links between gender-based violence and violent extremism, the role of gender equality in creating resilient communities, or understanding the actions of violent women, there is an increasing recognition that gender matters.

This panel will bring together experts to discuss gender and radicalisation in the Indonesian context. Drawing on diverse disciplinary backgrounds and research perspectives the panel will explore questions of psychology, family relations and masculinities in constructing violent extremism. It will include insights from the panellists on why gender matters in understanding radicalisation followed by a conversation on how a focus on gender may help to combat violent extremism and the challenges this presents.

Associate Professor Yayah Khisbiyah: Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.
Dr Yulina Eva Riany: Research Fellow at the Parenting and Family Support Centre.
Dr David Duriesmith: Development Fellow, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland.

Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller -Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures and Manager Indonesia and Southeast Asia for UQ International Development.

Panel Discussion on Gender and Radicalisation

Tue 31 Jul 2018 9:00am11:30am


Foyer UQ Arts Museum