Radicalization of Women and their Role in Preventing Violent Extremism

On Wednesday July 12, 2017 WORDE’s Mehreen Farooq was invited to participate in a briefing on Women and Children at the Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at the State Department. Mr. Irfan Saeed, Director of the Office of Countering Violent Extremism at the U.S. Department of State, provided opening remarks and the other panelists included Ms. Rajaa Altalli, a Syrian civil society activist, Ms. Minke Geers, an analyst with the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism of the Netherlands. The panel was moderated by Mr. Sarhang Hamasaeed, the Director of Middle East programs at the United States Institute of Peace.

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