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Beirut Mayoral Assembly, March 2019

Lebanon has the led the way in the MENA region, having been one of the first countries to establish a national PVE unit, which developed a national strategy aimed at the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) across the country. The strategy’s nine pillars include crucial strategic topics such as good governance, dialogue and economic development….
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Launch of Theological Workbook in Lebanon

Under the patronage of HE Mufti Salim Sussan of Saida, the municipal-led Local Prevention Network (LPN) of Saida, Lebanon, launched its theological workbook, in the presence of local partners, religious leaders, state officials and community members. The workbook is a corpus of suggested religious texts to be used by imams and school teachers in religious…
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Launch of first Youth Office in Tripoli Municipality, Lebanon

The municipality of Tripoli has been part of the Strong Cities Network for over two years and in that time has become one of our most active cities. Working closely with the Strong Cities regional team, the municipality of Tripoli has worked to establish a Local Prevention Network (LPN), deliver PVE activities to youth, coordinate…
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Prevention Networks in Lebanon spearhead a theological approach to bolster local PVE efforts

The SCN’s work in three cities in Lebanon has focused on several issues aimed at preventing violent extremism by consolidating social cohesion and raising awareness of the dangers of violent extremism at the local level. Three grassroots-owned municipal Prevention Networks (PNs) were established to coordinate local PVE efforts between the mayor and the local communities.[1]…
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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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Launch of New SCN MENA Hub Page

Our new MENA hub page has just launched, which highlights the SCN’s work in the Middle East North Africa region. This includes the highly successful Community Prevention Networks (CPNs) across six cities in Lebanon and Jordan, which develop sustainable grassroots infrastructure and design, coordinate and deliver effective prevention initiatives that are locally-owned and city-led. The hub page also expands on…
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Washwasha release fourth episode of online show

On 15 October, Washwasha – an online show started by youth who attended SCN and YouthCAN’s Young Cities workshop in Lebanon last May – released the fourth episode of their online show with the young poet Talal Dadou. Talal arrived to Lebanon from Syria in 2014 and settled in the Ein El Helweh camp. He…
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Students from Viborg produce a comic book to support and promote the SCN’s work in Jordan and Lebanon

Following the renowned Viborg Animation Festival last week, we would like to highlight the work of our partner and SCN member Viborg and The Animation Workshop, part of VIA University College, Denmark, held in high esteem for its contribution to the international film industry. Students from The Animation Workshop, Mads Ellegaard Skovbakke and Ingvild Marie…
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Lebanon: Saida’s Strong Cities Community Prevention Network concludes their PVE Teacher Training

Lebanon: Saida’s Strong Cities Community Prevention Network concludes their PVE Teacher Training in the presence of Mayor Seoudi and Head of Parliamentarian Committee for Education, MP Hariri. As part of its 2018 series of activities, the Strong Cities Community Prevention Network of Saida delivered a Teachers’ Prevention of Violent Extremism training to 28 participants from the…
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“Stray Bullets Kill Joy” Campaign in Tripoli Lebanon gains momentum

In May 2018, the Strong Cities Network and YouthCAN initiative delivered a joint “Lab” on developing effective campaigns. Hosted in Beirut, the lab trained more than 25 youth from across Tripoli, Majdal Anjar and Saida on how to develop an effective campaign. One of the lab’s successes was the launch of the “Stray Bullets Kill…
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