About the GCTF

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an informal, apolitical, multilateral counterterrorism platform. It is small, nimble, inclusive, and consensus-based. Its overarching mission is to reduce the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by mobilizing expertise and resources to prevent, combat, and prosecute terrorist acts and counter incitement and recruitment to terrorism. 

The Forum brings together policymakers and practitioners from around the world to share experiences and expertise, and to develop practical, publicly available tools and strategies on how to prevent and counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is currently co-chaired by Canada and Morocco. 

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Change Agents: Women WEAVE Their Own Opportunities

Change Agents: Women WEAVE Their Own Opportunities

In pursuit of providing women with tools to be change agents within their communities, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, introduced the Carol Bellamy Women Entrepreneurs Against Violent Extremism (WEAVE) Fellowship in Tunisia. The stories of Haïfa and Abir demonstrate the fellowship’s impact helping women build their own economic opportunities.

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ASEAN: Aviation Security and Watchlisting

ASEAN: Aviation Security and Watchlisting

An ASEAN workshop series on aviation security, which focused on preventing foreign terrorist fighters travel, made practical use of the GCTF Counterterrorism Watchlisting Toolkit. Through interactive panel discussions and group simulations, participants learned more about creating, executing and maintaining a successful watchlist.

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PODCAST: Interdicting Terrorist Travel

PODCAST: Interdicting Terrorist Travel

The podcast is intended for policymakers and practitioners who are interested in guidance and good practices on how to address systemic gaps and implement necessary legal and policy measures to further secure borders against terrorist travel. Read more »
PODCAST: Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures

PODCAST: Rule of Law-Based Administrative Measures

This podcast is intended for policymakers and practitioners who wish to learn more about how to design, implement, and monitor administrative measures in accordance with applicable domestic law and international law. Read more »
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