Champion
Khalid Koser
Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
Khalid Koser

It is crucial to promote gender parity in efforts to prevent violent extremism. It is only through inclusion – by empowering, engaging, and integrating in their communities people of all genders and backgrounds – that we can hope to defeat the absolutist, exclusive, and lethal scourge of violent extremism.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Through gender responsive policies and practices, to provide and regularly monitor a work environment where people of all genders and backgrounds can contribute meaningfully to the organisation, are empowered to perform at their best, and can be professionally satisfied.

  • To accelerate gender equality, and to empower women and girls, through all phases of GCERF grant making and grant management – from providing guidance, to setting markers, to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) – towards achieving community resilience against violent extremism. To strengthen our core principle of gender responsiveness, GCERF will institutionalise gender across its monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practice, in order to: assess the outcomes and impacts of its preventing violent extremism interventions on women, girls, boys, and men; reflect the growing evidence base on the role of masculinities and femininities in vulnerability to and prevention of violent extremism; and incorporate lessons learned and best practices into future project design.