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Kyrgyzstan Counters Extremism by Educating, Empowering Women

Facing an increasing tide of female and young jihadists, the government of the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan is turning to women for help. The chairman of the State Committee on Religious Affairs, Orozbek Moldaliev, says women are more prone to adopt extremist ideas because they have been neglected in religious education and are suffering economically.  For this reason, the government has started programs to teach educated women how to counter the extremism narrative and resist...

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