UN / WOMEN AND COUNTERTERRORISM

09-Sep-2015 00:02:22
Ahead of a meeting of the Security Council’s counter-terrorism committee, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), Jean-Paul Laborde, said terrorist organizations are “gradually using women to recruit other women.” UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: UN / WOMEN AND COUNTERTERRORISM
TRT: 02:22
SOURCE: UNIFEED - UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 09 SEPTEMBER 2015, NEW YORK CITY
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

29 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED):
“Until recently, terrorism has been viewed predominantly as a male problem. In reality, terrorist organizations are gradually, gradually using women to recruit other women and train others, including women to act as suicide bombers .”
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanaa Edwar, advocate for women’s rights and Secretary-General of the Iraqi Al-Amal Association (IAA):
“The scale of gender based violence, gender based crimes I can call it, not only violence, gender based crimes, it is really horrible. Where the centre, this systematically carried against women, and the centre elements or the key elements of the ideology of the ISIS is, you know, against attacking women.”
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanaa Edwar, advocate for women’s rights and Secretary-General of the Iraqi Al-Amal Association (IAA):
“We are really looking for the release of these young women and we are appealing to international community how to support Iraqis on, you know, finding out these young women as well as to find, you know, our work in countering terrorism and extremism. This is it is essential if we speak about the stability, if we speak about the state of law, if we speak about, you know, security in the country for women, for people, for children.”
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10. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanaa Edwar, advocate for women’s rights and Secretary-General of the Iraqi Al-Amal Association (IAA):
“These crimes, committed in Iraq or in different countries, in Nigeria, in Somalia, in Kenya, in Syria, in Afghanistan, in anywhere, these is the crimes against humanity. It is the crimes against, you know, crimes, it is the genocide crimes and it is the crimes of war. And this is, it is, should be no impunity should be tolerated. And this is it is important now international community to take actions, concrete actions in countering all these, you know, crimes.”
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STORYLINE
Ahead of a meeting of the Security Council’s counter-terrorism committee, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), Jean-Paul Laborde, said terrorist organizations are “gradually using women to recruit other women.”

Laborde, speaking to reporters in New York on the role of women in counterterrorism, said “until recently, terrorism has been viewed predominantly as a male problem” but women are now actively being recruited and are being used to “train others, including women to act as suicide bombers.”

The UN official highlighted the role that women can play in combatting terrorism.


Also speaking to reporters, Hanaa Edwar, advocate for women’s rights and Secretary-General of the Iraqi Al-Amal Association (IAA), said that “the centre elements or the key elements of the ideology of the ISIS is, you know, against attacking women.”

Edwar advocated for the release of women being held by the terrorist group. She said
“we are really looking for the release of these young women and we are appealing to international community how to support Iraqis on, you know, finding out these young women.”

She also called for a role for women in countering terrorism and extremism and said “this is it is essential if we speak about the stability, if we speak about the state of law, if we speak about, you know, security in the country for women, for people, for children.”

Edwar said “these crimes, committed in Iraq or in different countries, in Nigeria, in Somalia, in Kenya, in Syria, in Afghanistan, in anywhere, these is the crimes against humanity.”

She added that there “should be no impunity should be tolerated.”

Terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq killed more than 1,300 people and injured over 1,800 others last month, reflecting a steadily increasing number of casualties, according to casualty figures released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMI).
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