On March 18, 2015 a roundtable discussion was held in New York City, USA focused on women’s role in countering violent extremism (CVE). Organized by Hedayah, a United Arab Emirates based think-tank focused on CVE, as well as the Global Center on Cooperative Security, the roundtable brought practitioners, diplomats, civil society actors and UN personnel together to discuss this topic. This roundtable parallels the renewed international focus on UN Security Council Resolution 1325. This is Part One of a series that will examine this roundtable as well as other efforts currently underway that are working towards involving women in CVE programs and activities to a greater extent than historically realized.
To view Part Two of this series please click here.