VOX-Pol coordinator Dr. Maura Conway contributed to the EU Member States’ Annual Meeting on the UNSCR 1325 on Friday.
The ‘Women, Peace and Security in the Context of Violent Extremism and Terrorism’ meeting was held in Brussels.
Discussions were based around three broad themes: the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and global review of UNSCR 11325; WPS in countering terrorism and violent extremism; and examples from the field in countering terrorism and violent extremism.
Dr. Conway presented on ‘Women, Terrorism and the Internet’, focusing on the so-called ‘Islamic States’’ online outreach to women and girls.
The day-long meeting concluded with exchanges among participants of best practices, and round table discussions. Participants included EU counter-terrorism specialists and policymakers as well as representatives from the UN and NATO.