Building an evidence base for empowering women for peaceful communities: A case study of Bangladesh and Indonesia

Melissa Frances Johnston

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Since 2013 there has been increasing international policy attention on the importance of understanding the gender dynamics of violent extremism. UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security first stressed the critical contributions of women and women’s organisations to conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building. More recently, UNSCR 2122 (2013) introduced terrorism to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda identifying that women can play important roles in preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE) and delegitimising and reducing support for extremist groups.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnited Nations
Number of pages68
ISBN (Electronic)9781632141583
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

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