Personal profile


Helen Stenger is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW) at Monash University. She holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from Monash University, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Leiden University and a Master of Science in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Groningen. She previously worked for a civil society organisation implementing community-based strategies to prevent violent extremism while focusing on women’s empowerment.

Her research interest lies at the intersection of extremism, including Islamist, far right and Buddhist, and gender-based violence. Helen Stenger’s work has been published in the European Journal of International Security and the Global Network on Extremism and Technology. Her forthcoming book is titled Returning Home: An Intersectional Analysis of the Repatriation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Foreign Fighters.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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