CGCC seeks to identify and analyze the various roles women play – including those of victims, supporters, perpetrators, preventers, peacebuilders, and security actors – in terrorism and counterterrorism efforts. The UN Security Council has passed a number of resolutions on the role of women in peacekeeping, conflict resolution, and peace and security issues more broadly, but the roles of women as they relate to terrorism and counterterrorism issues have remained less explored.
CGCC has provided recommendations directed at the United Nations and other international actors on how to best shape an integrated approach to gender and terrorism prevention. CGCC also strives to integrate a gender dimension into its broader body of work, further developing this work through engagement with civil society actors, law enforcement officials, and counterterrorism practitioners to enhance gender expertise among law enforcement officials and develop community-owned countering violent extremism (CVE) policies that incorporate a gender perspective.
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