The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) will convene an academic webinar that explores the value of gender as a cross-cutting issue and lens in countering violent extremism (CVE). The webinar provides an opportunity to fill in the knowledge gaps in current CVE strategies by highlighting how gender-sensitive considerations and analysis, in a given context, allows for a better understanding of the gendered differences in the drivers of VE as well as the gendered impact of CVE.
This online conversation will:
- Participants will have a greater understanding of how gender-sensitive considerations and analysis, in a given context, can bring value to CVE policymaking and programs.
- Participants will have a greater understanding of the gendered differences in the drivers of VE as well as the diverse roles that women play in either supporting or countering VE groups.
- Participants appreciate the relevance and value of gender mainstreaming in the security sector and CVE.
- Jeannine Ella A Abatan and Boubacar Sangaré, “Katiba Macina and Boko Haram: including women to what end?” Institute for Security Studies, March 2021.
- “Women and Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency,” International Crisis Group, June 2019.
Ms. Jeanine Ella Abatan
Ms. Azadeh Moaveni
Dr. Anouar Boukhars