This expert roundtable will discuss good practices and lessons learnt in terms of women's initiatives against violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERTL). It will also address potential concerns from a human rights and gender perspective regarding women’s engagements against VERLT and faced by women in standing up against VERLT.
The OSCE Secretariat's Gender Section and Transnational Threats Department/Action against Terrorism Unit, jointly with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), will hold a second expert roundtable on gender and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT), with a focus on the role of women and human rights compliant strategies to empower women to successfully counter VERLT.
This is the second joint activity of the Secretariat and ODIHR in the field of countering VERLT based on a multi-dimensional approach, following upon the expert roundtable on preventing women terrorist radicalization held on 12 December 2011.
The roundtable will be held in English without interpretation. The roundtable is a closed meeting and participation subject to prior registration with the OSCE Secretariat before 2 March 2012.
Mehdi Knani, Programme Manager on Countering VERLT, Action against Terrorism Unit, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE Secretariat (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marten Lofberg, Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism Project Officer, Human Rights Department, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (E-mail: email@example.com)