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Understanding Foreign Terrorist Fighters demographics: women and girls

The rising number of women foreign terrorist fighters requires that States place a greater focus on the gender aspect of terrorism. Several States have increased awareness of the role that women have in preventing, promoting, and participating in terrorist acts. More emphasis should be placed on strategies to counter terrorism, and promote women's participation and empowerment, including in policymaking and law enforcement roles.

2016-10-26T11:20:25+00:00 Friday, 27 May 2016|Foreign terrorist fighters, Role of women|

Foreign Terrorist Fighters highlights from three Security Council reports on 2178 (2014)

Foreign Terrorist Fighters are “individuals who travel to a State other than their States of residence or nationality for the purpose of the perpetration, planning, or preparation of, or participation in, terrorist acts or the providing or receiving of terrorist training, including in connection with armed conflict”

2016-10-26T11:00:11+00:00 Friday, 27 May 2016|Foreign terrorist fighters|

MEDIA ADVISORY: ASG AND CTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LABORDE TO BRIEF MEDIA ON THIRD REPORT ON FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTERS

On Friday 26 February 2016, Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), will be a guest at the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson’s noon briefing. ASG Laborde will brief members of the media on the third in a series of reports adopted by the Security Council on [...]

2018-03-08T13:17:16+00:00 Thursday, 25 February 2016|Foreign terrorist fighters|