The Regional Platform on Gender and Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism in North Africa, co-hosted by UN Women and the UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), convenes experts from North Africa for in-person and online discussions to share expertise and learning on gender and countering and preventing violent extremism (C/PVE) in the region. The platform is a flexible space for knowledge exchange both at national and regional levels across North Africa.
The platform aims to:
- Exchange knowledge and research findings on gender and the role of women in violent extremism
- Share best practices on gender-sensitive approaches to PVE/CVE in policy and programming
- Discuss how national policies in the five countries of the platform can benefit from a gender approach to PVE
- Increase awareness on the linkages between gender and VE and encourage gender-sensitive decision-making and implementation of PVE policies and programmes in North Africa.
Countering the caliphate in North Africa: three expert views on gender and the need for collective action
Rachel George, Leigh Mayhew