Category: Practice Spotlight

Examples of organisations doing interesting PVE practice.

Breaking the Stigma of Conviction: Ex-convicts Lead New Documentary in Senegal

Above: Youth from Dakar, Senegal, have created their first documentary, ‘Weesu Ne’, about the struggles and stigma ex-convicts face after release.  Jasmeet Sahotay, Coordinator, Young Cities A new documentary to raise awareness about the stigmatisation of conviction in Senegal – produced by and starring ex-convicts – is about to be released with the support of…
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Practice Spotlight: Interviews with Kenya P/CVE Practitioners

Mandera County Chief Officer for Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism, Mr. Mohamed Adan Osman (left), in discussion with Mr. Saleh Maalim Alio (right) of Mandera Municipality Board member at the SCN Isiolo Inter-County Exchange Conference, 20-22 November 2019.  In order to understand the many and varied challenges and realities facing P/CVE efforts across Kenya, we…
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Practice Spotlight: Edmonton Resiliency Project

Located in Alberta, Canada, the city of Edmonton has been an SCN member since March 2019. In that time, the city has been working hard to finalise the first of an ambitious three-phase plan to build better awareness of and resiliency against radicalization to violence radicalisation among its community. The report detailed below is a…
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Practice Spotlight: Interview with Youth Activist, Journal Rappé, Senegal

Cheikh ‘Keyti’ Sene, one half of the rap duo Journal Rappé As part of our recent work in Senegal, Young Cities conducted an interview with Keyti, a civil activist in Senegal and one of the co-founders of Journal Rappé, an online programme where artists relay important and often complex political information to youth through music and…
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Practice Spotlight: Interview with Marijeta Mojasevic – Youth Advisor for the Municipality of Berane, Montenegro

Marijeta Mojašević is a Youth Advisor for the Municipality of Berane, a town in the north of Montenegro. Following the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, the region was rocked by armed conflict throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Montenegro gained independence in 2006, and while the country has remained peaceful, the aftermath of the Balkan…
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Practice Spotlight: Day of Religious Pluralism

Pluralism, defined simply as respect for diversity, is an integral concept in peaceful and inclusive societies. How to foster and measure the level of pluralism in a community  however, has often proven difficult. With racially- and religiously-motivated violence making prominent headlines recently – with the New Zealand Mosque attack, Sri Lanka Easter bombings, and San…
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Practice Spotlight: Human libraries – Preventing Violent Extremism through Dialogue

In ‘The Human Library’, people are books. Designed as a way to challenge stereotypes and prejudices, each ‘book’ is an opportunity for people to share their personal stories with the readers to foster discussions on sensitive topics. These books are given categories which often provoke strong reactions, such as ‘Molested’, ‘HIV’, ‘Homeless’, or ‘Refugee,’ which…
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Practice Spotlight: Interview with Communities Inc.

13 March is National Bystander Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, the Strong Cities Network’s has profiled the “Stand by Me”, a project established to tackle hate crime in response to increasing community polarisation following the EU Referendum. Established in 2011 in Nottingham, UK, by Shamsher Chohan and Michael Henry, Communities Inc. was initially set…
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Interview with Dave Fortier of One World Strong Foundation

Founded by survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, One World Strong is an international network of survivors of violent extremism who have experienced and overcome significant injuries and trauma, often with life-changing consequences, and offer support to other survivors. This April the inaugural One World Marathon aims to bring people from around the world…
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Practice Spotlight: Individualland, Pakistan

Author: Gulmina Bilal, Director of Individualland Preventing Violent Extremism through Community Engagement Individualland Pakistan (IL) is a research based advocacy group that has been working towards countering violent extremism (CVE), strengthening democratic procedures, and enhancing the role of citizens in governance since 2007. Through the aforementioned thematic areas, IL aims to strengthen social cohesion and…
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