Adopting a Gender-Responsive Approach to Preventing and Countering Terrorism 

Effective CT and P/CVE initiatives include gender-sensitive and gender-responsive approaches. Mainstreaming gender dimensions across CT and P/CVE responds more effectively to the context and gender-specific security needs of those affected, and aid in identifying and addressing structural factors that are conducive to radicalization, such as gender inequality, gender-based discrimination, and violent performances of masculinities.

Along with relevant GCTF resources, the partner resources highlighted here can contribute to gender-responsive results.

Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) ˅˄

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Hedayah ˅˄

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The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ)˅˄

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)˅˄

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Global Center on Cooperative Studies (GCCS)˅˄

This brief explores the drivers of radicalization to and engagement in violent extremism and the factors of disengagement and desistance among women and girls by examining data generated through the United Kingdom’s Channel program.

Recalling the real spirit of Resolution 1325 (2000), which reminded the global community that women’s leadership is an untapped resource for peace, and that injustices and inequalities embedded in gender relations are a long-term threat to development and stability, strategies to counter violent extremism must promote women’s participation, leadership, and empowerment. This volume, compiled by Hedayah and the Global Center on Cooperative Security, offers the reader a unique vantage point into this emerging topic.