International Conference on Gender and Responding to Violent Extremism

This conference is organised by the Gender and Responding to Violent Extremism (GARVE) Network, which is co-directed by Dr Sahla Aroussi, Associate Professor of Global Security Challenges in POLIS.

GARVE is a global network that aims to attract members from diverse disciplines, to promote innovative and critical thinking on violent extremism from a gender perspective and to facilitate shared learning. The Network is funded by a UKRI/Global Challenges Research Award and led by Dr Fatuma Ahmed Ali from the United States International University-Africa in Kenya and Dr Sahla Aroussi from the Centre for Global Security Challenges, University of Leeds in the UK.

GARVE’s inaugural conference aims to explore how attention to gender in research and policies on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) has impacted first on responses to violent extremism and second on the women’s rights agenda and local communities over the last few years.

The conference comprises two panel sessions and one roundtable session each day; each session has a separate registration. If you are interested in attending any of the sessions, please see the Conference program for full session details and reigstration links: