Thursday, 27th April 2023, from 12:30 to 14:00 h. CEST (UTC+2).
Venue:: Fundación Ortega-Marañón (c/ Fortuny 53, Madrid).

Violent extremist and terrorist groups narrowly define gender relations, exploiting a stereotypical view of the position men and women occupy in society through narratives for the recruitment of new followers of both sexes. The increase in the number of women mobilising on behalf of these violent groups, as well as the variety of roles that female militants play within terrorist groups today, has generated renewed interest in the political, security and academic spheres in understanding the nature of the relationship between gender and violent extremism and terrorism, in order to define comprehensive, gender-sensitive responses.  

Hashtag: #ExtGen

This roundtable will discuss what it means and why it is important to incorporate a gender perspective both in the analysis of violent extremism and terrorism and in defining preventive and repressive responses to these phenomena.


  • Chair: José Juan Ruiz, Chairman, Elcano Royal Institute | @ElcanoJjRuiz
  • Guillermo Ardizone, Director General for Foreign and Security Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.
  • Carola García-Calvo, Senior Analyst, Programme on Violent Radicalisation and Global Terrorism, Elcano Royal Institute | @carolagc13
  • Carmen Verde, Head of the Anti-Terrorism and Threat Assessment Area, Center Against Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO).
  • Álvaro Vicente, Programme on Violent Radicalisation and Global Terrorism, Elcano Royal Institute | @alvaro_vicentep

– The event will be held in Spanish without simultaneous translation.
– In-person attendance requires RSVP to
– The event will also be live streamed on the Elcano Royal Institute’s YouTube channel. On-line attendance does not require registration.
– Questions from audience can be sent by email to or via Twitter using the event hashtag #ExtGen.