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Pre Conference Workshop and Focus Morning

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM COFFEE & REGISTRATION

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM THE ROLE OF MUSLIM WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENT EXTREMISM: POLITICISATION AND RESISTANCE

Malika Haimidi, Managing Director , European Muslim Network
  • The necessity of involving Muslim women when contributing to the construction of a “Counter message/approach and narrative” within the Muslim community and within the political, academic and Islamic environments
  • Creating an environment that allows for women to engage at 3 levels: Academically, politically and socially
  • Establishing the need for a “ Women Policy forum” on radicalisation to define an action/plan for empowerment and training

Malika Haimidi

Managing Director
European Muslim Network

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM EMPOWERING WOMEN TO CREATE POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE RESULTING IN A MORE DEMOCRATIC, PEACEFUL AND FAIRER BRITAIN

Sara Khan, Director, Inspire
  • Understanding the challenges and vehement rhetoric that anti-extremist, female activists face in their effort to prevent violent extremism
  • Target hardening vulnerable women through education and engagement
  • How to develop inclusive policies and practices that focus on the role that women play in preventing violence and violent extremism?
  • Improving access for women to education so that they may develop the skills, knowledge and self-confidence necessary to be active, productive participants in their society

Sara Khan

Director
Inspire

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM A MAN’S WORLD? EXPLORING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Policy Specialist, Gender & Counterterrorism/CVE at UN Women & Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate , UN
  • How will the role of women in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) continue to evolve in the wider international counterterrorism policy discourse?
  • What are the different roles that women undertake in terrorist organisations?
  • How can a gender analysis be effectively integrated into CVE policy and programming?

Naureen Chowdhury Fink

Policy Specialist, Gender & Counterterrorism/CVE at UN Women & Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate
UN

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Workshop A: HARNESSING THE POWER OF CREDIBLE VOICES

Paul Tilley, Managing Director, iN2-Comms
This workshop will focus on ways to ensure that a message resonates with local audiences in hard-to-reach areas and areas under the control of extremists or others who seek to restrict access to the media. Credible voices bridge the gaps between traditional word-of-mouth communications, social media and mainstream media thus giving authority and credibility to messages. Developing networks of credible voices, empowering them and coordinating their messages has been proven as an effective means of communicating in these areas. This workshop will provide some recent examples and then discuss how this approach can be utilised and developed in other areas, giving the participant the basics tools to implement a similar approach to their own problem areas.

Paul Tilley

Managing Director
iN2-Comms

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM COFFEE & NETWORKING

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Workshop B: CAN WE IDENTIFY RADICALISATION AS IT HAPPENS?

This workshop will look at how you can provide a scientific approach to identifying and understanding indicators of radicalisation and terrorist intent, with a particular focus around key issues that exist in the process that will be explored during the course of the afternoon:
1. Evaluating the sheer number of supposed radicalisation indicators & risk assessment tools
2. Thinking scientifically around base rates
3. Increasing our understanding of ‘protective’ factors
4. Understanding the weighting of these radicalisation indicators and these indicators
The discussion will enable delegates to build and use their own radicalisation identification programmes on the basis of these key factors.