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Webinar 15: Trauma-Informed Conflict Transformation

Webinar Date and Time: December 20 at 1:00 EST. Click here to register. Webinar Description: Trauma, and the effects of trauma, have been largely overlooked when addressing long-term conflict. There is increasing evidence that trauma-informed approaches result in greater social, economic and political stability. Angi Yoder-Maina and Belkys López from the Green String Network (GSN) […]

ADVANCING ADOLESCENTS: Evidence on the Impact of Psychosocial Support for Syrian Refugee and Jordanian Adolescents
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December 5, 2017
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Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: November 2016 Description: Humanitarian and development actors are recognizing the need to provide targeted support to young people in Jordan and the region to tap into their ambition and potential, and mitigate negative individual and societal impacts. However, little credible evidence exists on which to base the design of such interventions […]

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding STAR Toolkit
December 5, 2017
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Author: The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University Description: The link below is a direct link to The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s Toolkit page. Included are various handouts, documents, articles and videos on trauma healing and awareness. To access the page, please click here “Center for Justice and Peacebuilding STAR Toolkit.“

Examining Peacebuilding Through a Trauma Lens: Practitioner Reflections on Programs for Youth Exposed to Traumatic Stressors in Intergroup Conflict
December 5, 2017
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Author: Liza Hester Publication Date: October 2016 Description: The international community recognizes that young people are increasingly vulnerable to psychosocial trauma within in intergroup conflict. Exposure to traumatic stressors within these conflicts poses unique risks not only to the neurological and social development of youth, but also to their capacities to fully engage in peacebuilding interventions. […]

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 view the recording. 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 critical security […]

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 […]

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