Today, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published a Trends Tracker to mark the 5th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 2242 (2015).
Adopted on 13 October 2015, resolution 2242 (2015) is one of the ten Security Council resolutions constituting the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this October.
Resolution 2242 (2015) is a milestone resolution which recognizes the differential impact of terrorism and violent extremism on the human rights of women and girls, and calls for greater integration of the Women, Peace and Security agenda and counter-terrorism and CVE efforts. The resolution also requested CTED to integrate gender as a cross-cutting issue throughout its activities.
CTED’s Trend Tracker shows increased attention to gender issues in a counter-terrorism context across three indicators: (1) a growing number of gender references in Security Council counter-terrorism resolutions on issues such as prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration of returning foreign terrorist fighters; countering terrorist narratives; and links between terrorism, trafficking in persons and conflict-related sexual violence; (2) a significant increase in CTED’s recommendations to Member States on gender-sensitive approaches in counter-terrorism and CVE, including recommendations for technical assistance delivery; and (3) an exponential growth in research on gender and counter-terrorism, which contributes to building a stronger evidence base for gender-sensitive policies and programming.
CTED remains committed to executing its mandate in a gender-sensitive way, in line with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and to support the leadership and participation of women and women’s organizations in efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism across the globe.