Is a leading
Kenyan not-for-profit, non-governmental organization involved in diverse
development initiatives in Kenya. Act!’s main programme focus is in Environment
and Natural Resources Management; Democracy and Human Rights and Peace Building
and Conflict Transformation.
C-SAVE is a
network of civil society organizations collaborating to address violent
extremism in Indonesia, the region and globally.
Nigeria is a non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and a
non-for-profit making organization assembled in the year 2000. Carefronting –
Nigeria is an assemblage of individuals from different organization with varied
social works background. Some members of the team are members of Alternatives
to Violence Project (AVP), a project that has been working on peace building in
twelve states in Nigeria for four years. Carefronting – Nigeria’s mission is a
peaceful society free of all forms of violence, discrimination and abuse and to
promote full participation of youths and women in all sectors of national
EXIT works for
those who are active in nationalist movements and want to get help leaving them.
Several of those who work for EXIT have themselves been active in different
nationalist groups and now help others based on their own experiences. Exit
works with young people who want out of nationalist environments, professional
groups to help them educate and supervise these young people, relatives and
local municipalities and local business owners to help those already out start
their own lives.
Extreme Dialogue aims to reduce the appeal of extremism among young people and offer a positive alternative to the increasing amounts of extremist material and propaganda available on the Internet and social media platforms. It pairs a series of short documentary films about victims of violent extremism with educational resources to be used for youths in classroom and community settings.
The Kofi Annan
Foundation mobilizes political will to overcome threats to peace, development
and human rights. Violent extremism has become a major threat to our societies
in general, and to young people in particular. Rather than telling young people
what they should do, we have worked to empower ten exceptional young leaders to
carry their message to their peers and create a global movement of young people
countering violent extremism from the bottom up.
Life™ is an independent, non-judgmental and confidential
counselling and support service specifically aimed at families or friends who
have been affected by radicalization. Set up in 2016, Families for
Life™ provides families with a safe environment in which to voice
their experiences and empower them to share similar problems. Family support of
(possible) radicalization is primarily about counselling and aiding parents in
dealing with the situation at hand.
FATE is an organic network of organisations working in communities across Europe and North Africa to prevent radicalisation, counter violent extremism and fight back against terrorism. The website offers resources such as videos, open letters, and articles that touch on the pain, shame, guilt, and resilience associated with having a loved one be radicalized.
founded in 2014, with the goal of educating underprivileged communities around
the world through innovative design and construction. Due to their experience
in surviving a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso, Formm believes that now, more
than ever, anger and fear must be met with education, acceptance and cultural
understanding, in order to foster the creation of a more peaceful world.
The Global Community Engagement and Resilience
Fund (GCERF), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is the first global effort
to support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience
against violent extremism in states where support is most needed. As a
public-private partnership operating at the nexus of security and development,
GCERF works with governments, civil society, the private sector, and the
international community in beneficiary countries to support national strategies
to address the local drivers of violent extremism.
Hayat is the first German counseling program for persons involved in radical Salafist groups or on the path of a violent Jihadist radicalization, including those travelling to Syria and other combat zones. HAYAT is available to the relatives of a radicalized person as well, and in collaboration with the German government, established a national counseling hotline on radicalization.
Hedayah seeks to provide the experience and expertise needed to counter violent extremism. Its research focuses on promoting dialogue about violent radicalization between researchers/academics, civil society, and national and local actors.
Human Security Collective protects and expands the operational and political
space of civil society and puts human security into practice by: 1) convening,
coordinating and facilitating dialogue between civil society, policy shapers
and other actors to enhance alternative approaches to current security and
counter-terrorism practice; 2) encouraging and supporting practitioners to
document, analyze and disseminate their security alternatives among civil
society and security and development actors and 3) providing a secure platform
for human security interaction.
Inclusive Security aims to change the international security paradigm by increasing the participation of women in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. They seek to equip and empower women by providing research on inclusion and peace building, including extensive reports about women’s roles in countering violent extremism in various countries.
The International Institute for Justice and
the Rule of Law (IIJ) provides invaluable
support to the GCTF, through the development and
implementation of GCTF good practices and memoranda and other initiatives with
criminal justice practitioners and experts. This cooperation includes the support of the Neuchâtel
Memorandum on Good Practices for Juvenile Justice in a Counterterrorism Context and
the Recommendations Relating to Contributions by Parliamentarians in Developing
an Effective Response to Terrorism. The IIJ promotes the implementation of the GCTF good practices by training judges and
prosecutors on how to address terrorism-related activities within a rule of law
Our work helps
protect, foster and normalize a civic culture of freedom, openness and respect
for the rights of others, without which there can be no durable peace and
freedom. In innovating, trialing and scaling data-driven solutions across our
ecosystem of unique influencer networks, city, government and private sector
partnerships, we aim to mount a
soft power strategy, proportional in influence and impact to the
ever-more sophisticated, cross-border polarization and recruitment machineries
of state and non-state actors promulgating hate, division and conflict.
Kenya based registered charitable trust working on bringing the issue of youth action in counter-terrorism efforts amongst the masses.
Models for Change supports a network of government and court officials, legal advocates, educators, community leaders, and families working together to ensure that children who commit serious offenses are held accountable, but treated fairly throughout the juvenile justice process. They advocate for community-based alternatives to incarceration and post-release services to facilitate reintegration.
Justice For All
– Prison Fellowship Ethiopia (JFA-PFE), initially known by the name “Prison
Fellowship Ethiopia (PFE)”, was founded in 1992 as a non-government
organization in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE). Since its
establishment, JFA-PFE has been working on the improvement of prisoners’ lives
and handling them in its holistic manner. Later on in 2006, it became evident
that improving prisoners’ well-being requires embracing the entire justice
sector and this led the organization to gradually expand into the area of
promoting human rights, good governance and rule of law in Ethiopia. As a
result, the then Prison Fellowship Ethiopia (PFE) restructured itself as
“Justice for All – Prison Fellowship Ethiopia” (JFA-PFE).To date, the
organization is making gap-filling interventions in the justice system of
Ethiopia for prevalence of justice which is very fundamental to enhance and
sustain development of the country.
Community Support Center (KECOSCE) was founded in 2006 and has been working in
the coastal region of Kenya, it was established to address democratic
governance, socio‐economic and youth concerns with a focus on the coast of
Kenya. The main purpose of Kenya Community Support Center (KECOSCE) is to
promote and facilitate institutionalization of the values and practices of good
governance at all levels of society as a basis for sustainable social‐economic
development. KECOSCE programmes are anchored on peoples’ empowerment with
the realization that the greatest resource is people and that their active
participation is imperative in the transformation and development process. The
new focus places more emphasis on the role of the people and their popular
organizations as potentially being central to the realization of popular
participation. People especially the marginalized and vulnerable have to be
fully involved, committed and indeed, seize the initiative. It is in this
regard that KECOSCE views creating and strengthening vibrant grass‐root,
voluntary and self‐reliant people’s organizations and structures that are
rooted in the tradition and culture of the society so as to ensure community
empowerment and self‐development.
The mission of
the Centre for the Prevention of
Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) is to develop innovative
expertise in the prevention of radicalization leading to violence as well as of
hate crimes and incidents, throughout the province of Quebec. It is mandated
with documenting the nature of such phenomena, developing a range of prevention
strategies, setting out guidelines for prevention and intervention in these
areas, and providing tools and support to family members, teachers,
professionals and members of the community regarding these issues. The CPRLV
draws on the expertise of its employees, as well as that of its community and
is Non-Governmental Organisation that is committed to improving the lives of
those affected by the North- East insurgency in Nigeria through building
inclusive communities, providing and raising the standards of psycho-social
care and countering extremist narratives. NEEM Foundation is committed to
improving the lives of those affected by the insurgency and preventing violence
through building inclusive communities, providing and raising the standards of
psychological services, and supporting conflict prevention and peace building
initiatives at the community level.
Mothers for Life aims to coordinate activities and provide guidance and counsel to mothers who are part of it by circulating information and helping to get in touch with mothers and families in close proximity. It also aims to create strong and convincing counter narratives.
PAIMAN Alumni Trust (PAIMAN) aims to reach out to women and young people in the conflict-ridden region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, and conflict affected and conflict-prone districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through awareness of the impacts of radicalization and extremism on their lives and the role they can play in combating it.
PRI is an independent non-governmental organization that seeks to develop and promote fair, effective, and proportionate responses to global criminal justice problems. They work with inter-governmental organizations to reform legislation and practice.
Society Against Violent Extremism is a
non-profit organization based in Brussels whose aim is the fight against all
forms of violent radicalization.
Center is a joint UAE-US digital communications hub aimed at combating violent
extremist ideologies online and promoting positive alternatives. Since its
launch in July 2015, the Sawab Center has encouraged governments, communities,
and individual voices to engage proactively to counteract online extremism.
Over this time, the Center has given voice to the millions of people around the
world who oppose violent extremist ideologies, while supporting efforts to
expose terrorist groups’ brutality and criminal nature.
tearing down an existing world, SCG focuses on constructing a new one through a
type of peace building called conflict
transformation. Meaning: SCG looks to change the everyday interactions
between groups of people in conflict, so they can work together to build up
their community, choosing joint problem-solving over violence. The mission of
Search for Common Ground is to transform the way the world deals with conflict,
away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions.
not a de-radicalization program. The goal is to create awareness with
knowledge/ facts and to the point that the various parties (parents, mentors,
teachers, social workers) get the help they need to stop radicalization from
happening. S&D puts pressure on politicians and the authorities to bring
awareness on getting the right de-radicalization programs out there. Families
need help while they are in the middle of a radicalization process. By doing
so, they will get the tools to change the path their family is on and be able
to combat violent extremism.
Dominique Bons founded the charitable organization Syrien ne bouge…Agissons, a French play on words: literally translated, it means “Nothing’s moving in Syria, let’s act,” but if the first syllable is phonetically stressed, as in “Si rien,” it means “If nothing moves, let’s act.” It represents Ms. Bons’ homage to her son and his half-brother, who were killed fighting in Syria. The organization strives to help the relatives of youths who have been radicalized, and persuade authorities to do more to stop more young people from spiraling down the path of violent extremism.
Build It, is a non-profit organization that was founded and launched in 2011 to
support a peaceful democratic transition in Libya, through empowering
women and youth to participate in the political and public sphere, and
emphasizing the relevant role of women and youth in the peace-building process.
core focus is its pioneering ‘MotherSchools: Parenting for Peace’ Model, which
has been strengthening local, national, and global security for over a decade.
This bottom-up security approach positions civil society to address the dangers
of extremism while fostering dialogue between local stakeholders and global
decision-makers. MotherSchools have engaged over two thousand mothers in twelve
countries across Western and Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, the
Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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