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

Project Coordinator

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Chloe Colliver
Chloe Colliver

Project Coordinator

Chloe is a Project Coordinator at ISD, working across development and delivery of ISD’s online research, programming and policy advisory work concerning counter-extremism and disinformation. Chloe also supports ISD’s business development strategy. Chloe is currently working across a number of projects that use social media analysis, discourse and network mapping to research hate speech, extremism and disinformation online. Her work at ISD also involves partnerships with the major social media platforms, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, for whom she advises on global policy responses to the threat of online extremism. Chloe has also co-authored ISD reports on subjects including online discourse shifts in the British far right following the Brexit vote. Chloe was awarded the Mellon Fellowship to Yale Graduate School from 2014 to 2016, where she achieved a Masters in History and completed training in coding and data analysis. Chloe graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class degree in History in 2014.