Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human rights perspectives

In the name of fighting terrorism, countries have been invaded; wars have been waged; people have been detained, rendered and tortured; and campaigns for hearts and minds have been unleashed. Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 have assumed that men suffer the most―both numerically and in terms of the nature of rights violations endured. This assumption has obscured the ways that women, men, and sexual minorities experience counter-terrorism. By integrating gender into a human rights analysis of counter-terrorism―and human rights into a gendered analysis of counter-terrorism―this volume aims to reverse this trend.

Book contents:

  1. Introduction

  2. Gendered Erasure in The Global "War on Terror": An Unmasked Interrogation

  3. Gender and Counter-Radicalization: Women and Emerging Counter-Terror Measures

  4. Gender, Terror, And Counter-Terrorism: Muslim American Youth Activism and Disappeared Rights

  5. Missing Indicators, Disappearing Gender: Measuring USAID’s Programming to Violent Counter Extremism

  6. Unpacking The Trafficking-Terror Nexus, Jayne C. Huckerby 6. Feminism As Counter-Terrorism: The Seduction of Power

  7. Muslim Fundamentalism And Human Rights In An Age Of Terror And Empire

  8. Soft Measures, Real Harm: Somalia and The U.S. "War On Terror"

  9. When Are Women’s Rights Human Rights in Pakistan?

  10. Close Encounters of the Female Kind in the Land of Counter-Terrorism

  11. Equal Opportunity Terrorism: Women Terrorists in Comparative Perspective