This Initiative will facilitate two workshops which will contribute to the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism UNOCT (UNOCT) Gender and Identity Factors Platform for Countering Violent Extremism and Counterterrorism (GIFP). The platform aims to raise awareness about the value of integrating the analysis of the impact of gender and other identity factors in response to violent extremism and terrorism, as well as provide practical tools and resources to support and develop more effective and sustainable P/CVE and counterterrorism (CT) policies and capacity building programs.
By building on the close cooperation and mutually reinforcing partnership between the GCTF and the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact, these consultations led by Canada and UNOCT will help foster greater awareness and provide practical non-binding guidance on integrating an intersectional identity-based analysis, including the Women, Peace, and Security agenda, into domestic and international P/CVE and CT efforts.
The consultations will:
- Strengthen the close and mutually reinforcing GCTF – Counter-Terrorism Compact partnership.
- Support UNOCT in furthering the development of the GIFP through the GCTF consultations.
- Enhance the usability, identify gaps, and raise awareness of the GIFP, as well as solicit future activities and outputs for the Platform from potential users.
- Provide an opportunity to identify further context specific knowledge products and other human-rights based resources on gender and CT and P/CVE to form part of the GIFP resource library.
- Seek GCTF Members and partners views on ongoing or previously carried out capacity building activities on gender and CT to draw on lessons learned and best practices to inform the development of a UNOCT gender training for national CT centers.