WomEx: Women and Girls as Mediators against Extremism?

The Berlin-based association ‘cultures interactive’ works on the topic of ‘Women, Gender and Extremism’. The results of this research project were released recently. It focusses on the relationship between gender and extremism. Aylin Yavas met with Silke Baer, who runs the project to learn about the roles of women in extremist movements and about the similarities between gender roles and gender-specific issues in Islamism and right-wing extremism.

“I, we and the others” – Preventing Ideologies that Uphold Inequality among Young People”

The lesson series “I, we and the others” was commissioned by the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg (State Agency for Civic Education of Baden-Wuerttemberg) and jointly conceived. At center stage is a discussion concerning the various forms of expression when it comes to group-based misanthropy (Gruppenbezogene Menschenfeindlichkeit). The series is conducted by teamers who have been trained by; it combines substantive debate with exercises and techniques that are meant to get students to reflect on their own experiences, perspectives and expectations.