Sub-outcome 2.1

Conflict prevention by means of local, peaceful, multi- dimensional strategies and approaches is given priority.

Sub-outcome 2.2

Policy and policy implementation on countering radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism respect the operational space of women’s organisations, human rights defenders and peace builders

A holistic perspective

Conflict prevention requires a holistic perspective, promoting gender equality, human security and human rights. We support local, peaceful approaches to conflict prevention and rely on strategies that address root causes of conflict. We support the work and monitor the operational space of civil society, so that they can continue their work on preventing armed conflict and violent extremism, combat violence against women and girls, and enhance community resilience. Threats and violent acts against women’s and other civil society organisations, human rights defenders and peace builders can be early warning signs of instability and conflict and should be better recognised and acted upon. Effective prevention of armed conflict requires an approach which includes the reality and needs of women, girls and other marginalised groups. In formulating and implementing policy on preventing and combating violent extremism, including deradicalisation programmes, we take a human rights approach and work where possible in gender-transformative ways. We support local women and women’s organisations that can be influential in avoiding or reducing the impact of extremist ideas in their communities.

Learn more about the NAP1325 community's contributions to prevention here.