In recent years, gender has become an important factor in the international work against extremism. But some researchers fear that when women become part of the first line defence against radicalisation, they also become more vulnerable.
We are deeply concerned about the ongoing mobilisation against the Istanbul Convention in parts of the OSCE region. The substantial increase in reported violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic comes on top of already-existing high levels of violence, says ambassador Anne-Kirsti Karlsen.
The Nordic Council of Ministers invite to a panel discussion with ministers and young activists about how the agency of young women, in all their diversity, is crucial in shaping a new gender agenda. The Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality Abid Q. Raja is among the panelists.