Dr. Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen
Dr. Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen is a lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Technical University of Mombasa. She has taken a keen interest in the sociological analysis of recruitment for violent extremist organizations. Since 2012, she has worked in Kenya as an academic and practitioner in the field of countering violent extremism. She has increasingly used ethnographic methods in research work. Prior to her work in Kenya, she has worked as a researcher and practitioner in Sri Lanka in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Almost two years after the promulgation of the VDP law, what impact do these civilian auxiliaries have on the overall crisis, the local conflict dynamics, and the situation faced by civilian populations in affected regions?
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