Understanding the Role of Gender in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization That Lead to Terrorism: Good Practices for Law Enforcement
This handbook was created to provide guidance to law enforcement and security actors, including policymakers, on how to better understand gender dynamics in VERLT. The publication aims at supporting and increasing gender-sensitive responses and policies, and reflects the OSCE’s commitment to gender mainstreaming as an integral part of preventing and countering VERLT.
This guidebook is one in the series of guidebooks produced by the Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) in the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats Department.
Training course on "Security Sector Governance and Reform (SSG/R) contribution to Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)"
This course provides participants with knowledge and practical tools to better understand the drivers (root causes and triggers) of violent extremism in contexts of fragility. It includes a strong component on the security and development nexus and covers dimensions related to human security, access to justice and community violence reduction (CVR). It also touches upon the holistic nature of SSG/R, including sessions on policing, national security strategy, relations with the media and strategic communication in contexts of VE.
The course was developed acknowledging that significant improvements must be made in prioritising interventions that address the structural causes and aggravating factors that create insecurity, marginalisation, and grievances. It is in this context that the crucial role of SSG/R becomes most apparent.
The course will use interactive and peer-learning activities while adopting a problem-solving approach through a series of case studies, hands-on practical exercises, simulations and group activities to help participants understand the challenges related to SSG/R in practice. An inductive approach is used in every session of the course in order to place participants at the centre of the training.
Benefits of attending
The course will enable you to:
- Understand the drivers (root causes and triggers) of violent extremism within the context of conflict and fragility.
- Identify and prioritise the drivers which can be managed and mitigated through SSG in the short and long term.
- Explore and apply options for change in improving security and justice service delivery.
- Enhance individual and collective competence in applying integrated thinking on SSG/R contribution to address violent extremism.
Who should attend
The course will target senior practitioners and professionals – including civilian, military and police personnel, as well as civil society representatives and professionals from the private sector – who are working closely on issues related to SSG/R and violent extremism such as governance, rule of law, police reform, defence reform, justice reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The course also targets those involved in programme design, management and implementation, mission planning and delivery and/or in political/policy dialogues.
DCAF-ISSAT is commited to selecting diverse participants in terms of professional and organisational background, age and nationality, as well as gender balance.
Si Nkurunziza a réussi à faire supprimer les reportages depuis l’extérieur sur le Burundi, la crise politique et humanitaire qui sévit dans le pays depuis 4 ans ne montre aucun signe d’apaisement.
Selon le rapport de septembre 2019 de la Commission d’enquête des Nations Unies sur le Burundi, des atrocités de masse et des crimes contre l’humanité commis principalement par des agents de l’État et leurs alliés continuent de se produire au Burundi. En outre, la Commission a constaté que le Président Pierre Nkurunziza et de nombreux membres de son entourage étaient personnellement responsables de certains des crimes les plus graves. Ceux-ci comprennent « des exécutions sommaires, des arrestations et détentions arbitraires, des actes de torture et d’autres traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants, des violences sexuelles et des disparitions forcées. »
Pour accéder à la note Le Burundi, la crise oubliée, brûle toujours, veuillez suivre le lien.
This paper identifies opportunities for the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1325, particularly for the UN Security Council, its member states, and the UN system. It concludes with several steps the UN and the international community can take to support substantive progress on WPS.
For full access to the paper Focus on 2020: Opportunities for the Twentieth Anniversary of Resolution 1325, please follow the link.
The Accra Initiative was launched in September 2017 by Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo in response to growing insecurity linked to violent extremism in the region. International interest in preventing regional instability is growing, but two years after the Accra Initiative was launched, little is known about it and its prospects for success.
For full access to the note Can the Accra Initiative prevent terrorism in West African coastal states?, please follow the link.