It is accepted feminist knowledge that the “War on Terror” abounds with gendered narratives, illustrated, for example, in the post-9/11 era with the US government and its allies launching a war in Afghanistan in part to “save” Afghan women (Kapur 2002; Chinkin et al. 2005). However, the gender and human rights dimensions and impacts of counter-terrorism measures outside of this moment are largely undocumented and under-theorized. This stems from a number of factors, from the nature of states’ counter-terrorism policies, which are often explicitly gendered but tend to silence women’s presence and perspectives (Brown 2013;2 Satterthwaite 2013), to the failure of the human rights community to consider the differential impacts of both militarized and non-militarized counter-terrorism on women, men, and sexual minorities, and the ways such measures deploy and affect gender stereotypes (Huckerby and Fakih 2011; Kassem 2013).