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Webinar 14 – Putting Youth in the Driver Seat to Prevent Violent Extremism
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November 1, 2017
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Webinar Date and Time: November 15 at 12:00 EST. Click here to register for the webinar. Webinar Description: UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security recognizes the positive role that youth play in promoting and sustaining peace. Resolution 2250 highlights the importance of collaborating, investing and partnering with youth in decision-making processes on […]

Promising Practices in Engaging Youth in Peace and Security and PVE/CVE: Summary of Key Interventions and Examples
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November 1, 2017
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Author: USAID Publication Date: August 2017 Description: The 2015 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (SCR 2250) on Youth, Peace and Security and emerging literature emphasizes the need to switch the narrative to recognize youth as positive agents for peacebuilding and security, rather than stigmatizing them as risks. SCR 2250 encourages governments, international organizations, and civil […]

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder’s Guide
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November 1, 2017
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Author: Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Publication Date: April 2017 Description: Transforming violent extremism recognizes that while violent extremism exists, the reasons and motivators leading to an individual being drawn to violent extremist movements can be transformed into a different type of agency or engagement. This is distinct from countering violent extremism which is reactive to […]

Preventing Violent Extremism Through Education. A Guide for Policy-makers
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November 1, 2017
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Author: UNESCO Publication Date: 2017 Description: To assist countries in their efforts, UNESCO has developed this publication Preventing violent extremism through education: A guide for policy-makers. The Guide also responds to the decision of UNESCO’s Executive Board at its 197th session (197 EX/Dec46) through which Member States acknowledged the importance of preventing violent extremism through education […]

A Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism
November 1, 2017
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Author: UNESCO Publication Date: 2016 Description: This is UNESCO’s first Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through education. This document has been developed in direct response to the needs of UNESCO’s Member States as expressed in the landmark 197/EX Decision 46 taken by UNESCO’s Executive Board in October 20151, which calls on the Organization […]

Critical Choices: Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths’ Propensity Towards Violence

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: November 2016 Description: For far too long, evidence on “what works” has evaded practitioners working on violence reduction, particularly Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). While a vast literature exists on the drivers to violence and violent extremism, few rigorous evaluations have been done to figure out what works to prevent or reduce […]

Turning Away from MS-13 and Al Shabaab: Analyzing Youth Resilience in Honduras and North East Kenya
November 1, 2017
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Author: Education Development Center (EDC) Publication Date: March 2016 Description: This study compares multiple resiliency factors (individual, caregiver, context) displayed by youth who are participating in international-­donor-­funded youth development programs implemented by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), in Central America (Honduras) and the Horn of Africa (North East Kenya), two regions that suffer from high levels […]

People, not Pawns: Women’s Participation in Violent Extremism Across MENA
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October 11, 2016
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Author: USAID Publication Date: September 2015 Description: Throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), recent media reports have highlighted an apparent rise in women’s active participation in violent extremist organizations. Despite the novelty and sensationalism with which the media has treated the topic in recent years, women have participated in violent extremist organizations (VEOs) in […]

A Gendered Approach to Countering Violent Extremism
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December 22, 2015
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Author: Brookings Date Published: July, 2014 Description: As the United States and world transition from a reflexive and hard approach in counterterrorism to a more reflective and soft one for the prevention of terrorism, the search for best practices and lessons learned is more critical than ever. While programming related to countering violent extremism (CVE) continues […]

Guide to the Drivers of Violent Extremism

Author: USAID Publication Date: February 2009 Description: This publication explores the drivers of violent extremism (VE), with special reference to the Muslim world in the past three decades. It identifies and discusses those variables and dynamics that repeatedly have been shown to underpin contemporary manifestations of VE in countries with predominantly Muslim populations. To access […]

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