Jacqueline Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, recently published the article “Testing the Universality of the Gender Equality–Peace Thesis: The Influence of Increased Gender Equality on Terrorism in Turkey” in the journal Women and Criminal Justice.
As the abstract states: “Gender inequality has been empirically linked to the incidence of terrorism, as a motivator for women’s involvement in terrorism, and political and social violence more generally. Although these studies demonstrate that advances in gender equality on average decrease terrorism, it is unclear how these influences translate to individual nations or conflicts. As Turkey has witnessed consistent but unequal regional advances in gender equality, it provides an ideal setting to examine how these developments have influenced terrorist violence.”
You can find the full article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08974454.2019.1582124