Saeida Rouass

Fellow’s Profile

Saeida Rouass

Fellow’s Profile

Saeida Rouass

Women fighting violent extremism: from victim to peace advocate

Fellowship

Focus

Countering violent extremism by understanding why women join violent extremist groups

Fellowship year

2019

Locality

East of England

Biography

I am a writer and researcher with over ten years' experience working in community engagement projects. I have worked primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region, with time also spent in south-east Asia and parts of Africa. The main topic of my Fellowship was exploring the impacts of organised far-right groups on diverse communities, with a specific focus on women. The purpose of my Fellowship was to better understand how women and communities directly impacted by such groups recover and build personal and interpersonal resilience. I was interested in this because I feel the lived experience of those impacted and the responses they have developed should be taken into account and inform how policy and practice is shaped. The benefit to the sector I work in has included creating more trauma-informed programme design and implementation and creating space where the lived experiences of those impacted can be platformed.

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Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.