Recently, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) conducted a series of virtual city consultations in the four north-western Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara, which provided a window into the challenges of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) subnationally, and where efforts could be further supported and developed.
22 July will mark 10 years since the Norway attacks in which 77 people, including 69 youth, were killed by a far-right extremist. Among the survivors of the attack was Bjørn Ihler, now a peace activist and public speaker. In this article, he looks at the state of global efforts to counter far-right extremism in the 10 years since the attack.
EXIT-UK is an organisation of former members of far-right groups who are now offering support to those seeking to leave. As formers themselves, they offer first-hand, non-judgmental support and advice to anyone involved in the far-right. We spoke to Nigel Bromage, who founded EXIT-UK in October 2017, to understand more about how the far-right operates and recruits, and what EXIT-UK is doing to help people leave.
An estimated 100 million small arms and light weapons are thought to be in circulation in Africa. The uncontrolled sale and distribution of these arms have wrought untold human and economic costs on the continent, adding to growing threats of insecurity and terror attacks. Olusegun Akinfenwa examines what local leaders in Africa are doing to tackle the issue, and what more needs to be done.
Deadline: May 7, 2021 Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2021 Location: Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines Contract Type: Grant Remuneration: $10,000 - $15,000 USD The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is pleased to announce an opportunity for the award of local innovation grants for civil society organizations (CSOs) to implement projects and activities aimed at preventing and...
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Louis Audet Gosselin Scientific and Strategic Director, Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) 14 April 2021 The following opinion piece has been written by a guest author. The views expressed in it are the author’s own and cannot be attributed to the Strong Cities Network. Radicalisation is a multi-faceted phenomenon, and...
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