Throughout history women have taken part in terrorist organizations. For a long time, female terrorists' low numbers and passive roles kept them out of the public eye. Recently, however, the number of female members of terror organizations has escalated, as well as the number of women in leadership roles. This increase prompts questions about these females. Who are they? Why do they choose to be a terrorist? What are their motivations and characteristics? This research proposal intends to answer these questions. This article offers wide literature review about the definition and root causes of terrorism as well as common knowledge about the motivating factors for female terrorists all over the world.
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