Gender Dimensions and Women's Rights in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
27 - 29 May 2020 Date:
Place: European University Institute, Florence
Deadline: 24 April 2020
Early bird: 28 February 2020
Terrorism and counter-terrorism policies both have gender-specific impacts on women and men. The role of women and men in terrorist groups and the impact terrorism has on its victims have a highly significant gender dimension. Measures to prevent violent extremism and counter terrorism policies, however, tend to be traditionally based on the (unspoken) assumption that terrorist groups are made up (nearly exclusively) of men, and that those affected by terrorism and fighting terrorism in the security and justice institutions are primarily men, and that women play only subordinate and collateral roles in these conflicts. In the aftermath of terrorism, there are significant gender implications to state responses surrounding criminal justice, rehabilitation and reintegration of people associated with terrorist groups and support to victims.
Ranging from the gender specific roles within terrorist groups to the gender implications of state response to the threat of terrorism, this training seminar will explore the gender dimensions of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Recently, great attention has been paid to this topic, in international organisations, especially the UN (including linking the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda and counter terrorism), national governments and, particularly, in academia.
What you will learn:
- Understanding the gender specific motivations and roles of women and men in terrorist groups;
- Examining the gender dimensions of programmes to prevent violent extremism and understanding their women’s rights implications;
- Engaging with the gender implications of post-conflict attempts to prosecute, rehabilitate and/or reintegrate women and men exiting terrorist groups”.
Fees: 1300 €
A discount of 25% will be applied to the charges for international European and national civil servants, as well as to members of the NGOs.The fees cover the cost of the course as well as coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and hotel costs are not included in the fees.
Sofia Coelho Candeias (UN Team of Experts Rule of Law / Sexual Violence in Conflict)
Ulrich Garms (Terrorism Prevention Branch, UNODC)
Ruth Rubio Marín (EUI and University of Seville)