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Work with Victims of Terrorism and Young People in Preventing Violent Radicalisation. Jo Dover – Programme Manager. History. IRA Bomb Warrington 20th March 1993 Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace established in 1995 Peace Centre opened in 2000

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work with victims of terrorism and young people in preventing violent radicalisation

Work with Victims of Terrorism and Young People in Preventing Violent Radicalisation

Jo Dover – Programme Manager

history
History
  • IRA Bomb Warrington 20th March 1993
  • Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace established in 1995
  • Peace Centre opened in 2000
  • ‘Founded by victims to support others affected by conflict to build peace.’
who we work with
Who we work with

We work nationally and internationally with:

  • Victims and survivors of acts of terrorism and other politically motivated violence
  • Former combatants
  • Young people including those divided by faith or racial prejudice
  • Institutions and communities affected by local or global conflict
counter not de radicalisation
Counter not De-Radicalisation

Drivers of Radicalisation*

  • Divisions: Lack of integration, ghettoisation, polarisation, internal community divides, identity crises, isolation, weak community leadership/infrastructure
  • Grievances: Under-employment, poor education, political/democratic disenfranchisement, discrimination, foreign policy and international conflicts/disputes
  • Narratives: Political movements, ideologies, faith
  • Means: Social/family/criminal networks, vulnerable/risky institutions and places, vulnerable individuals, charismatic individuals

*Taken from Institute for Strategic Dialogue working paper of

the PPN on ‘The Role of Civil Society in Counter-Radicalisation

and De-Radicalisation’ Oct 2010

programmes in practice
Programmes in practice
  • Working with victims of terrorism
  • 3 Key themes
    • Sharing experiences & dialogue
    • Conflict Transformation
    • (Causes, indicators, effects, management and non-violent resolution of conflict)
    • Leadership Skills
    • (Influence, power, behaviour, choices,
    • decision making)
testimony
Testimony
  • Case Studies
  • Use of personal testimony to make a difference
  • Drawing parallels with other conflicts
programmes in practice1
Programmes in practice
  • Working with young people
  • 3 Key themes-
    • Self Awareness and Identity
  • (prejudice, discrimination, beliefs,
  • values, attitudes)
    • Conflict Transformation
    • Leadership Skills
methodology
Methodology
  • Use of activities to explore:
    • Extreme behaviour
    • Religion – myths and stereotypes
    • Contexts (‘War on terror’)
    • Dialogue – speaking to the ‘other’
    • Sharing Experiences
    • Lectures and Speakers
    • Simulations and practice
impact of the programmes schools
Impact of the Programmes:Schools

“Students’ involvement in the ‘Foundation for Peace’ project is a powerful instrument that furnishes them with strategies for resolving conflicts. This is leading to the development of a more harmonious community where differences are increasingly accepted….”

U.K Office for Standards in Education

what have we learned
What Have We Learned?
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Long Term commitment
  • Joining up the thinking
  • Beyond dialogue to behaviour change.
  • ‘Unlearning the learnt’
  • Doing things differently – making a change
  • Equipping people – do it for themselves = Sustainability
  • Beyond Management –

resolution and transformation

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