Women and Extremism (WaE)

Facilitating an active network of female policy-makers, academics and activists to address the phenomenon of women in extremism

ISD’s Women and Extremism network (WaE), pioneers new research and initiatives to address the presence of women within violent extremist organisations and develop new ways for women to counter extremism globally.

Women play a strong role in both online and offline radicalisation and recruitment to extremist groups. However, they can also act as early warning systems and influential counter-agents in the fight against these movements.

WaE brings together policy-makers, academics and activists to evolve this much-needed research agenda, increase female-led counter-narrative work, and seed grassroots counter-extremism networks. This approach allows for greater understanding of how women are radicalised and facilitates an active network of women capable of countering this trend.

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Chloe Colliver
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Chloe Colliver

Head of Digital Policy and Strategy

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Chloe Colliver
Chloe Colliver

Head of Digital Policy and Strategy

Chloe is Head of Digital Policy and Strategy at ISD, leading a global team of analysts studying disinformation and extremism online. Chloe has led programmes of work detecting and responding to online manipulation targeting the German, European Parliamentary, UK, Swedish and US Elections. Based on this research, Chloe advises governments and technology companies on responses to online harms from state and non-state networks. In this advisory capacity, Chloe has worked on the development of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism with Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Google, and has provided expert testimony to the UK Home Affairs Select Committee, the Swedish, New Zealand, Canadian, French and German governments, the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and the Global Counter Terrorism Forum on digital policy and tech regulation. Her work has appeared in CNN, the BBC, Sky News, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired and Bloomberg. Chloe is a Yale Mellon Fellow and sits on the Advisory Board for Accountable Tech.