Author: Ester E. J. Strømmen

Ester E.J. Strømmen holds an MA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and a Masters of Law (LLM) in Public International Law from the University of Oslo. She is a research assistant at PluriCourts at the University of Oslo, with a focus on international criminal law.

Jihadi Brides or Female Foreign Fighters? Women in Da’esh

Da’esh has stunned the world with its gross human rights abuses, gendered violence, and practices of sexual slavery, and yet, the organization has attracted a large amount of female recruits. Women who have joined Da’esh have been met with a storm of disbelief and gendered commentary, and have even been designated their own term – ‘jihadi brides’. A recent policy brief explores agency and women in… Read more »