New Blog on ISIS Women Hoping to Return Home


26 February 2019

New Blog on ISIS Women Hoping to Return Home
Photo: Antoine Glédel / Tasnim News / CC BY-SA 4.0

​​"Currently ISIS only occupies one square kilometre of the so-called caliphate they once had, and as the final battles to regain former ISIS-controlled territory are unfolding, more and more ISIS fighters’ wives or widows have ended up in refugee camps all over Syria and Iraq. These wives and widows no longer have a caliphate to look to and many are reaching out to their home countries for assistance to return home. Many do so with the hope of providing a better life for their children." 

"Future considerations of governments facing potential returns of ISIS women should evolve around a fair prosecution equivalent to their involvement in the organisation, as well as a reintegration perspective where children’s well being and rights should take priority", writes Julie Ræstad Owe in this blog post.

Read the post in full here.

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