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Education, Identity and Rising Extremism: From Preventing Violent Extremism to Promoting Peace, Resilience, Equal Rights and Pluralism (PREP)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Washington D.C | 2017 | 64 p.
Author: 
Sanam Anderlini
Corporate author: 
International Civil Society Action Network
Region: 
Global

In November 2016, during ICAN’s fifth annual Women, Peace and Security forum, members of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) and other women-led organizations in over 30 countries analyzed the role of formal and informal education in contributing to enabling conditions and mitigating extremist violence. They also highlighted their own practical experiences and lessons learnt in providing education to prevent violent extremism by fostering peace, resilience, equal rights and pluralism (PREP) in formal and informal spaces, including through the teachings of alternative religious narratives. Their experiences, combined with desk research on the state of current policy and practice, and the first multi-stakeholder Global Solutions Exchange (GSX) meeting on the nexus of education, gender and extremism held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in March 2017, inform the findings of this report.

 

Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Conference reports and proceedings
Theme: 
Peace / Culture of peace
Preventing violent extremism
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Non-formal education

Keyword

Violent extremism; Preventing violent extremism; Peace education; Peacebuilding; PVE