The Mountain

When unemployment is high and hope is low, violent extremist groups around the world attract recruits who are searching for support and a sense of life purpose. In Tunisia, efforts to counter the pull of these groups are increasingly inspired by the peacemaking roles that women can play. Workshops are helping mothers guide their children away from violent extremism, and near Jbel Samamma, a mountain that has become a top hideout for extremists, a new community center is offering arts and cultural activities while working to link the local economy to larger business and tourism markets.

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