There is an even wider chasm between on-the-ground realities and global policies, where the fate of women and children is concerned. Programming must help them earn livelihoods, which can prevent them from being pressured into joining or rejoining extremist groups.
Deaths resulting from terror attacks and violent extremism were down by nearly one-third in 2017. But for women and children with links to extremist groups, the nightmare of living under ISIS or Boko Haram is far from over—with governments overwhelmed and unequipped to reintegrate and rehabilitate them. At the local level, it is women-led community organizations that are picking up the pieces.

El director del PNUD en América Latina asegura que ninguna nación estará segura a menos que las mujeres puedan vivir de manera segura y desarrollar todo su potencial

Marianella Sandoval vive en Cecilia, una pequeña población a orillas del río San Jorge. En su rostro se refleja el sol y el trabajo duro que requiere esta tierra. Sólo tiene 30 años pero son suficientes para aprender todo lo que la vida y la Mojana tienen que enseñarle.