The report underscores the serious threat of terrorism to international peace and security, particularly emphasizing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) as a means employed by terrorist organizations. Despite global condemnation, accountability for these acts remains elusive. The study, conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), aligns with its mandate to assess issues related to counter-terrorism resolutions. It aims to contribute to Member States’ efforts by identifying progress, shortcomings, and priority areas for technical assistance, focusing on a gender-responsive and human rights compliant approach to countering terrorism. The study is divided into four parts, covering the international counter-terrorism framework, legal frameworks, challenges, practices, and emerging good practices. It concludes with the acknowledgment that it is neither exhaustive nor definitive but serves to explore criminal justice avenues and promote gender-sensitive approaches to combat SGBV in terrorist context.

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