Gender and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Policy Toolkit Initiative 

The CVE Working Group, Co-Chaired by Australia and Indonesia, aims to develop a Gender and P/CVE Policy Toolkit, which will provide practical guidance and advice to support the implementation of the GCTF Good Practices on Women and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and its Addendum.

The Policy Toolkit will be developed to assist practitioners and policymakers in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs that strengthen CVE efforts by taking into account the gendered aspects of engagement in violent extremism and of approaches to prevent and counter violent extremism. It will draw on the expertise of those with practical and expert knowledge of CVE and gender-inclusive policies, and include information about current trends and best practices, with case studies to provide practical illustrations, and links to additional guidance and information.

To inform the development of the Policy Toolkit, a series of online webinars will be organized in 2020-2021. These webinars will bring together experts and practitioners from government, academia, civil society, and non-government organizations. The development of the Policy Toolkit will be supported by the Global Center on Cooperative Security (GCCS) and will complement the Gender and Identities Platform for Countering Violent Extremism and Counterterrorism.