femaleterror16Milica Ćurčić,
(PhD candidate at Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade University, Serbia
& RIEAS Research Associate)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 April 2016

Studies have shown that women have had an extensive history of participating in terrorist activities. It is has been proven in modern terrorism that female involvement began in the nineteenth century with the Russian People's Will, with the onward appearance of Chechen Black Widows and the Tamil Tiger's Birds of Paradise, and other terrorist organizations. Today, we witness that more and more women join terrorist organizations, especially to the Islamic state, and that the role of women are altering and growing, which creates the need for a detailed examination of this phenomena.... Read more