The name and location may change, but the common agenda and first order of business for these extremist groups is almost invariably to place limits on women’s access to education and health services, restricting their participation in economic and political life, and enforcing the restrictions through terrifying violence. These violations are the extreme end of a global wave of fundamentalist conservatism, but it is an agenda shared by extremists of all religions [The Golden Equivocation Rule lately invoked by POTUS], whose efforts seem invariably to focus on the suppression of women’s autonomy and a return to delineated, outdated gender roles.
Empowered women are the best drivers of growth and the best hope for reconciliation. They are the best buffer against the radicalization of youth and the repetition of cycles of violence.
Here is an example of an Empowered Woman: