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Expert Platform on Gender and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in North Africa

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.
Alaa Murabit, of NGO Voice of Libyan Women at UN Security Council Debate on Women, Peace and Security, 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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