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 »
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.