Linking the Security of Women and the Security of States

Linking the Security of Women and the Security of the States

On April 27, Futures Without Violence and Open Square are hosting an event called Linking the Security of Women and the Security of States, a working laboratory that will explore the relationship between gender-based violence and violent extremism.

This Washington D.C. event will convene experts and leaders from a wide array of sectors— including security, science, policy and advocacy, among others. The program will address:

  • the relationship between violent extremism, gender-based violence and child trauma,
  • how extremist groups use gender-based violence and gender dynamics in their strategy and operations, and
  • how a better understanding of the impact of trauma can improve interventions to disrupt recruitment to violent extremist groups and enhance the security of states

This gathering is over capacity and participant registration is now closed.

Event Logistics

Wednesday, April 27th

The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
1957 E Street N.W., 7th Floor
Washington D.C. 20052

8:15 to 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 to 5:00 Program and Discussion, including Lunch and Refreshments
5:00 to 6:00 Reception and Additional Networking

View the full agenda.

Select articles and publications can be viewed here. 

Thank you to our Partners

Futures Without Violence is grateful for the generous support and collaboration with Open Square to make this gathering possible and for the partners featured below. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Gutierrez at 202-595-7382 or

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