Tag: youth

Lebanon: Saida Scouts and UNRWA organise closing ceremony for PVE Training

As part of its series of annual Strong Cities Network activities, the Saida Community Prevention Network (CPN) organised a closing ceremony following the successful delivery of two Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) trainings. The first brought together Scout leaders representing the different Scout associations in the city, while the second training was delivered to teachers…
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Young Cities hold Youth Innovation Lab in Mombasa, Kenya

After Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon, Kenya saw its first Young Cities Youth Innovation lab take place in Mombasa from 19 – 21 November. Young Cities unites efforts from ISD’s Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) and Strong Cities Network (SCN), and is an integrated training and support programme for young activists and municipal policymakers and practitioners….
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Article: Activists in Lebanon are taking on the country’s stray bullet problem

Authors: Nourhan Nassar and Yomn al-Kaisi Reem Shaker was only 18 years old when a stray bullet struck her head on the balcony of her family home in the Lebanese city of Miniyeh. The shot which killed her was fired not in retribution, but in jubilation by a group celebrating the return of their loved ones from…
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Launch of Lebanon ‘Stray Bullets’ campaign

In May 2018, youth from the city of Tripoli, members from the Local Prevention Network (LPN) in Tripoli, and mediators from the municipality came together to design and launch campaigns tackling key issues in their communities. Amongst the issues which struck a chord with the group is that of gun violence and prevalence of celebratory…
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CVE Spotlight: COMPACT

COMPACT featured at the SCN Showcase at the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) in September, Too often, the drive of countering violent extremism (CVE) has been perceived as hard-power counter-terrorism (CT). In doing so, it often risks alienating and isolating the very communities it seeks to protect, thereby threatening to undermine its goal. When viewed through…
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Community Prevention Network of Majdal Anjar organises a Strong Cities PVE camp

Over thirty young people from Majdal Anjar took part in a three-day Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) camp and a one-day Strong Cities training on conflict transformation organised by the Community Prevention Network of Majdal Anjar, in collaboration with the local civil society organization “Youth Initiatives”. Among the priorities set by the municipal-led Community Prevention…
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Young Cities in Mombasa, Kenya

The SCN and YouthCAN teams met with the County Government, youth and local CSOs in Mombasa, Kenya last week, in preparation for an upcoming Young Cities workshop. Further expanding upon ISD’s expertise and portfolio in East Africa, Young Cities Mombasa will be held at the end of November. The programme aims at increasing the capacity of youth to…
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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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Youth from Ain el-Hillweh Refugee Camp in Saida launch their campaign

Youth from the Ain El-Hillweh Refugee Camp in Saida (Lebanon) launched their campaign – an online show – aiming to break negative stereotypes of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The campaign kicked off following a three-day workshop in Beirut last May. The workshop, organised by SCN in collaboration with YouthCAN, brought together 23 Youth Participants with…
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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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