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Monday, March 30, 2020
Violent extremism has emerged as one of the leading challenges to the realization of sustainable peace globally. Across South and South-East Asia, violent extremism poses a direct threat to inclusive development by fuelling intolerance, forcibly displacing communities, exacerbating cycles of insecurity and armed conflict, exploiting existing inequalities, and obstructing the enjoyment of human rights and the rule of law. Underpinning this violence are gender stereotypes that are used to radicalize and recruit men and women, as well as girls and boys, to violent extremist groups.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
This bulletin features stories, events, announcements, publications and resources as well as updates on the implementation of WeEmpowerAsia programme.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Many analysts see terrorism and violent extremism as a part of a “man’s world”. Mostly men engage in violent acts; men lead groups like Islamic State or the Ku Klux Klan and tend to be the main protagonists of “lone wolf” attacks. As a result, men’s extremist violence is normalised, while women are stereotyped as non-violent. Because of this bias, violent extremism conducive to terrorism has been insufﬁciently analysed from a gender perspective.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
The research found that common problems existed within the families, including psychosocial and socio-economic vulnerabilities, a lack of access to justice, and no gender-sensitive religious or other platforms for support. The research concludes that these issues must be addressed. Minimizing stigma toward the wives of men detained on terror-related charges and supporting them to prevent the radicalization of their children can limit their vulnerability to engaging in violent extremist activity themselves.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
[Policy Brief] In early 2019, UN Women in the Philippines convened conversations with a total of 32 male and female community peace advocates from women’s groups and civil society organizations. These leaders, from around the Bangsamoro, provided their perspectives on violent extremism and their recommendations for strengthening gender considerations as a method for preventing violent conflict going forward.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
“Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018-2022) ” is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls. The programme is implemented by the ILO and UN Women, in collaboration with UNODC, and aims to reduce women migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking and increase their access to coordinated and responsive quality services.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
This publication was commissioned by UN Women as part of the programme Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities, funded generously by the Government of Japan. This guide has been designed to be used as a resource to help ensure gender-sensitive and gender-responsive implementation of the Philippine National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE). It is intended for use by the stakeholders identified in the NAP P/CVE, including government agencies, religious leaders, members of civil society, and nongovernment organisations.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
From 28-29 March 2019, approximately 120 women leaders from the Bangsamoro and diaspora communities, civil society organizations working for women and peace, local governments and representatives from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and the national government gathered in Davao City, Philippines to develop a women’s agenda for the newly established political entity. In the two-day summit, the participants identified actionable areas that the BARMM could adopt...
Friday, April 5, 2019
Following the siege of Marawi in the southern Philippines, UN Women conducted a series of Listening Processes in the surrounding region, giving women survivors of the siege the opportunity to share their stories. The first Listening Process was held from September to October 2017 in the days immediately following the siege. The second Listening Process was held one year later in October 2018. During both sets of conversations, the women respondents discussed their experiences in the days...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
[A gender analysis of terrorism and violent extremism in the online space in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines] Numerous research shows the online space is being used by terrorist and violent extremist groups to target men and women for recruitment. However, what is not yet understood is if and how men and women are actively seeking out this material online. This report seeks to build knowledge on this question in relation to South and South East Asia. It presents new data...