“Resource Spotlight Monday”: Exploring Gender and CT/PCVE in the Digital Community Spaces

Gender Unit UNOCT
Gender Unit UNOCT • 29 April 2024
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“Resource Spotlight Monday”: Today, the Gender and Identity Factors Platform (GIFP) features three resources that explore the gender dynamics surrounding “manosphere” and the digital community ‘Incel’ or otherwise known involuntarily celibates. Manosphere is a network of sites, blogs and forums promoting masculinity, hostility towards women and ideas of gender equality, hatred of women. While not a new phenomenon, manosphere is linked with Manosphere is linked with groups described as “far-right” and radicalizes men to violence against women. Involuntary celibates (incels) believe they are entitled to a relationship with a woman, but are unable to find a partner, as such they are often driven by the notion of ‘revenge’. While it is an online community, in the past 10 years, multiple acts of extreme violence offline and even murder have been attributed to this group. 

In particular, the three resources seek to demonstrate clear linkages between misogyny and physically violent extremism. These two resources include:   

Visit the links above from the Resource Library to read more! Please feel welcome to comment any thoughts or questions you might have.  

Remember you can explore additional human rights-based resources via GIFP Resource Library. The library spans a multitude of thematic areas of focus across the nexus of gender CT/PCVE, outlining some of the key concepts critical to understanding gender dynamics within terrorism and violent extremism, as well as the programmes and policies that seek to counter and prevent them. All resources are publicly accessible!