Pakistan is at a crucial juncture as it tries to contain and combat militant violence that has devastated communities, families, and lives across all provinces. Pakistani women are frequent targets of radical ideologies and terrorism, giving them unique perspectives on how to counter violent extremism in their communities and homes. But despite the potential to be powerful participants in creating and implementing policies aimed at reducing the appeal of radicalization and extremism, women in Pakistan are instead often marginalized in security decision-making processes.
Please join us for a panel event featuring women from Pakistan’s parliament, civil society, and security sectors who are actively working to moderate extremism in their communities and region. The women will discuss the security challenges in Pakistan from their distinct perspectives, highlight their roles in countering violent extremism, and discuss policy recommendations that more effectively address women’s roles in the peace and security of Pakistan and the region.