Gender mainstreaming principles, dimensions and priorities for PVE

Authors/editor(s): Katherine Brown, Jayne Huckerby, Laura J. Shepherd

This guidance note offers comprehensive background information and resources, along with guidelines and guidance for the UN system, in supporting Member States in their efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism and terrorism (P/CVE)—with a primary focus on preventing violent extremism (PVE). It proposes a model for gender mainstreaming across PVE efforts that is human rights–compliant.

The objective of this document is not to provide a single template or one-size-fits-all approach for PVE—in part because a wide range of activities potentially falls under PVE—but more significantly because, to be successful, each context requires a human rights–compliant, gender-responsive, bespoke, and locally derived set of practices and policies.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Capacity development; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender mainstreaming; Human rights; Human rights–based approach; Peace and security; UN system coordination; Women’s rights

Resource type: Best practices; Case studies; Research papers

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 106

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)