On April 24, 2019, The Salon Series—a collaborative event series between The Soufan Center and the Carnegie Corporation of New York—hosted an event on ‘The Cyclical Nature of Terrorism: Documenting the Effects of Stigma, Alienation and Abuse on Women and Children.’ The discussion was co-hosted with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations and included a screening from the documentary, ISIS Tomorrow: The Lost Souls of Mosul. A discussion was moderated by Meredith Stricker, Executive Director of The Soufan Center, with Francesca Mannocchi, director of ISIS Tomorrow, and Siobhan O’Neil, Senior Project Manager at United Nations University.
The event explored a human rights and international humanitarian law-based approach to measures that States may take when “countering terrorism” both in conflict zones and in countries experiencing relative peace. In conflict zones, the twin problems of stigmatization and sectarianism, both of which fragment society, must be considered during operations conducted against non-state armed groups, including those listed or otherwise described as terrorist groups. In other areas, efforts of integration, social cohesion and limiting the effects of persistent societal marginalization must be considered.
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