9 September: Women-led open briefing by the Counter-Terrorism Committee to highlight the recent initiatives in East and West Africa and the Middle East aimed at countering terrorism and violent extremism
As part of its effort to recognise the role of women in countering terrorism and violent extremism, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2129 (2013) which reaffirms its intention to increase its attention to women, peace and security issues in, amongst others, the area of the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. The Security Council later adopted Resolution 2178 (2014) which encourages Member States to develop strategies to counter the violent extremist narrative that can incite terrorist acts and address the conditions conducive to the spread of violent extremism, which can be conducive to terrorism, including by empowering women. A panel comprised of women and representatives of women’s groups will lead an open briefing by the Counter-Terrorism Committee to highlight the recent initiatives in East and West Africa and the Middle East aimed at countering terrorism and violent extremism.

The briefing will be open to Member/Observer States, United Nations entities, international and regional organizations, academia and non-governmental organisations in consultative status with ECOSOC.

More information: http://www.un.org/en/sc/ctc/news/2015-08-20_Role_of_Women.html

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