Women key to fight against terrorism and violent extremism

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Hanaa Edwar. Photo/Evan Schneider

The education and empowerment of women is essential to end terrorism and violence in strife-torn communities.

That's according to Hanaa Edwar, Secretary-General of the Iraqi Al-Amal Association.

Ms Edwar has been attending a meeting of the UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee.

Participants discussed integrating gender into the UN's policies and programmes to combat terrorism and violent extremism.

She's been speaking to Maria Carlino about the empowerment and changing role of women in Iraq.

Duration: 4'26"

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