Violent Extremism

A war of words: why counter-messaging to prevent ‘violent extremism’ is counter-productive


Many governments have stepped up efforts to counter what they see as ‘violent extremism’ in their countries. Kloé Tricot O’Farrell argues that these ‘counter-messaging’ campaigns can fuel isolation and discontent. Learn more...

 

Source : saferworld



Frontlines - Young people at the forefront of preventing and responding to violent extremism


TitleFrontlines - Young people at the forefront of preventing and responding to violent extremism

Description : The report puts forward and synthesizes data from field case studies/focus group discussions, a mapping of youth-led actions in the five regions, a global literature review, and a global survey on Youth and countering and preventing violent extremism for practitioners, to better understand young people’s aspirations and perceptions and improve programming. It is titled “Frontlines” in recognition of the fact that young people are already at the forefront of efforts to address and prevent violent extremism (PVE). 

Date of publication: 2019

Author: UNDP 

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IGAD region to explore new approaches against terrorism


A transnational security threat of terrorism has re-emerged in the IGAD region with a vengeance, requiring a bold new regional approach to counteracting it. Currently, the region also faces serious and complex transnational security threats including financing terrorism, violent extremism, cyber-crime, trafficking in humans and drugs (...)  Learn more...

Source: PoliticalAnalysis



The Many Drivers Enabling Violent Extremism in Northern Mozambique


The violent extremist threat in northern Mozambique exploits underlying societal vulnerabilities of inequity, insecure land rights, and distrust of authorities.Le mouvement islamiste armé dans le Mozambique province nord de Cabo Delgado, connu localement comme « al Shabaab » (pas de relation directe avec le groupe militant somalien) ou « Sunna swahili » (le chemin swahili), entre autres noms, est responsable de plus de 100 décès , destruction de biens et déplacement de milliers de personnes. Le groupe a d'abord attiré l'attention en attaquant un commissariat de police en octobre 2017. Learn more...



Sahel countries gather around the monitoring of the integration of PVE into education systems


Mali, Niger, the Gambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau met for two days in Dakar to review progress in integrating the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) into their education programs and the teaching and learning processes of their respective countries. Learn more...

 

Source: UNESCO



How to counter far-right extremism? Germany shows the way


Dozens of heads of state, policymakers and leaders of technology companies gathered in Paris this week to discuss social media’s impact on global terrorist violence. Their goal – to eliminate terrorist and violent content online – is a laudable, necessary step toward combating extremism. But a critical group was missing from the meeting: educators. Learn more...

Source: The Guardian



Youth led guide on prevention of violent extremism through education


Tilte: Youth led guide on prevention of violent extremism through education

Description: The #YouthWagingPeace guidebook is a document for anyone interested in understanding Violent Extremism and exploring the relationship between Education and Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE). 

Issue date: 2017

Author: UNESCO

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New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand will attempt this week to use the terrorist attack that killed 51 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch mosques in March to demand that the biggest internet platforms do more to stamp out violent and extremist content. Learn more ...



Organised crime meets terrorism in Tunisia


Over the past several years, links have been reported between terrorism and organised crime. The European jihadists responsible for the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 and Brussels in 2016 were involved in various criminal activities before being radicalised. Bratislava-based think tank GLOBESEC found links to many types of crime, from theft all the way to murder – and particularly illicit trade. Similarly, Jihadi terrorists who left their home countries to join Islamic State in Syria were found to have close ties with gangs and networks involved in robberies or drug trafficking. Learn more....

Source: ISS



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