Women* in the focus of prevention work

Needs analysis for a secondary prevention project for girls* and young women* in the context of combating Islamism and group-hatred in Berlin

In academia, gender-specific aspects in the areas of religiously based extremism and group-based misanthropy have so far been considered only sporadically or peripherally. In practice, too, there are hardly any gender-sensitive (secondary prevention) services that are geared to the needs and interests of girls* and women*. This first inventory points to a care gap that can have individual and societal consequences. Observations in practice also show that anti-democratic and anti-human groups specifically use this gap to offer their narratives to girls* and women*.

Gender-sensitive secondary prevention for girls* and young women*

Therefore, a further needs analysis is necessary, which focuses on girls* and young women* as a group with its own problems and clarifies, based on an analysis in a comprehensive exchange of experts, to what extent there is a need for secondary prevention offers in the field, which explicitly reach girls*. With this project, cultures interactive e.V. therefore focuses on the reality of girls' and women's lives in order to determine the relevance of gender-reflective prevention work and the need for action, as well as to formulate approaches for a needs-oriented and secondary prevention project.

Identification and analysis of needs

In various projects and scientific contributions, cultures interactive e.V. has developed a gender-sensitive approach to prevention in recent years, which takes girls* and young women* seriously as relevant actors* and deals intensively with girl*specific reasons for radicalization. Within the framework of the needs analysis, qualitative and quantitative interviews as well as expert discussions with multipliers in the field of girls' work and women's counseling, with employees from the prevention of religiously based extremism as well as with girls* and young women* are now being conducted. The results will be supplemented by further research on scientific discourses and secondary prevention projects in the field of religiously based extremism. The findings will then be presented for discussion in an expert exchange.