Media Release

ASEAN-UN Regional Dialogue on "Women, Peace and Security - The Role of Women in the Prevention of Violent Extremism" (AURED IV)
Kuala Lumpur, 6-7 December 2017

Senior government officials from ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat, experts from ASEAN research institutes and civil society, and senior officials from the United Nations have come together in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the role of women in the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) in the ASEAN region. The workshop seeks to build on recent PVE initiatives in the ASEAN region, including exploring the role of women in preventing violent extremism and how to ensure that PVE policy is gender sensitive.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. Millions have rallied behind the hashtag #MeToo and other campaigns, exposing the sheer magnitude of sexual harassment and other forms of violence that women everywhere suffer, every day. Breaking the silence is the first step to transforming the culture of gender-based violence. 

Success story of a coffee farmer living in near Mount Sinabung, North Sumatera, Indonesia, who is empowered through FAO disaster recovery programme. He and his group are able to survive from cultivating coffee in the middle of uncertainty and continuous eruption in Sinabung.


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