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Women’s Leadership and Gender Perspectives on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism - Global Leadership - Local Partnerships
20 Sep 2016 -  Terrorism and violent extremism are among the greatest security threats of our time. As the international community strengthens its efforts to prevent and counter these threats, the UN must show strong leadership. In particular, member states and the wider UN system need support on the “whole of society” approach recommended in the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.
The inclusion of a gender perspective and the need to listen to women’s voices when governments formulate their plans and strategies are inherent to the ‘whole of society’ approach.
The meeting built on the existing knowledge base, including the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action, the GCTF/OSCE Good Practices on Women and Countering Violent Extremism, the Global Study on UNSC resolution 1325 and the vast amount of research that has been carried out within the fields of women, peace and security, and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), as well as women’s networks.
This event was organized by the Permanent Mission of Norway.