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Webinar 21: The Two-Way Interaction between Education and CVE
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November 5, 2018
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Webinar Date: Tuesday, November 20th. Click here to view the recording. Webinar Description: The role of education in countering violent extremism (CVE) has gained increasing attention among policymakers and development practitioners in recent years. This reflects a broader shift among international development agencies to explore the role they might play in strengthening security and preventing terrorism. However, attempts […]

Youth Waging Peace: Youth Led Guide on Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education
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November 1, 2018
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Authors: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) Publication Date: 2017 Summary: This guide was developed not because resources on preventing violent extremism (PVE) don’t exist but because harnessing the voices of young people to deliver new insights and plans for action will strengthen our […]

Preventing Violent Extremism: An Introduction to Education and Preventing Violent Extremism
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November 1, 2018
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Author: INEE Education Policy Working Group Publication Date: September 2017 Summary: There remains limited consensus on how to define violent extremism. This paper highlights some of the more commonly used concepts and working definitions, though INEE does not take a particular stance. The paper presents current thinking and up-to-date research, and provides some examples of how education can contribute towards preventing violence. To access the resource, please click […]

Role of Education in the Prevention of Violent Extremism
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November 1, 2018
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Author: World Bank Summary: This paper –focusing particularly on the role of education in prevention of VE– is written as a background document for the joint World Bank-UN flagship report, “Can Development Interventions Help Prevent Conflict and Violence?”. The World Bank-UN study will discuss what the international community can do to improve development aid as a […]

Education and Countering Violent Extremism
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November 1, 2018
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Author: Hedayah Publication Date: December 2014 Summary: The contents of this brief are based on the discussions that occurred from 3-4 November at an expert workshop on Research Trends in Countering Violent Extremism hosted by Hedayah in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this 2-day expert roundtable was to bring together 20-25 researchers, policymakers […]

Responses to Returnees: Foreign Terrorist Fighters and their Families
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August 30, 2018
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Author: Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Centre of Excellence Publication Date: July 2017 Summary: This manual outlines responses to foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and their families, returning or planning to return to their home countries within the European Union, from terrorist conflict zones such as Syria and Iraq. The responses are presented from a practitioner’s perspective, […]

Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa (HoA): Lessons Learned

Author: European Commission, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Publication Date: April 2017 Summary: The Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa (HoA) programme represents the first dedicated effort by the European Commission to implement a project outside of the EU with the specific objective of countering violent extremism. In line with the […]

Countering Violent Extremism: Applying the Public Health Model
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August 30, 2018
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Author: Georgetown University Publication Date: October 2016 Summary: Countering violent extremism (CVE) has become an increasingly important pillar of national security policy in the United States and was even highlighted in the 2015 National Security Strategy as “more important than our capacity to remove terrorists from the battlefield”. However, CVE is an evolving concept for […]

Drivers of Violent Extremism: Hypothesis and Literature Review
August 30, 2018
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Author: Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Publication Date: October 2015 Summary: The purpose of this review is to offer a wide-ranging discussion of what causes violent extremism and how it develops and persists. Discussion of violent extremism is often fraught with assumptions and received wisdom that can potentially obscure underlying causes, with implications for government […]

Left Behind: How the World is Failing Women and Girls on Refugee Family Reunion

Author: Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), The Melissa Network Publication Date: December 2017 Description: In the aftermath of the Second World War, governments negotiated the UN Refugee Convention to provide a framework to define the protection offered to forcibly displaced people. The legal protections provided, or not provided, to refugees also have gendered implications […]

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