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Washington: Moroccan women take part in a U.S. program to fight terrorism

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Washington: The US Department of Foreign Affairs organized an exchange program on the feminization of fighting terrorism. Morocco contributes to it.

Indeed, the US Department of State ‘s program will take place in Washington from June 6 to 21, and brings together a group of 25 women from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, to train them to prevent radicalization, extremism and terrorism in their countries.

This is according to a statement from the US Department released on its official portal, an international exchange program, organized in the framework of 'The International Visitor Leadership Program - IVLP'.

Participants who come from Morocco and 23 other countries, receive multidisciplinary training and attend an organized conference on the theme 'Women and extremism' by 'the Institute for Strategic Dialogue' and 'the Center for Strategic and International Studies', two US think tanks.

This program funded by the US DEA, should enable trainees to develop counter violent speeches that they will use in their respective countries to delegitimize radical ideology and do campaigns against it, among vulnerable populations. These women will establish under US patronage, a global network of cooperation.

In addition to Morocco, participants are from Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Georgia, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Maldives, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tajikistan and the United Kingdom.

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