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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 Preventing Violent Radicalisation

  • 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 Preventing Violent Radicalisation

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 Preventing Violent 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 Preventing Violent Radicalisation

  • 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 Preventing Violent Radicalisation

  • Case Studies

  • Use of personal testimony to make a difference

  • Drawing parallels with other conflicts


Programmes in practice1
Programmes in practice Preventing Violent Radicalisation

  • Working with young people

  • 3 Key themes-

    • Self Awareness and Identity

  • (prejudice, discrimination, beliefs,

  • values, attitudes)

    • Conflict Transformation

    • Leadership Skills


Methodology
Methodology Preventing Violent Radicalisation

  • 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: Preventing Violent RadicalisationSchools

“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? Preventing Violent Radicalisation

  • 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


Thank you for listening
Thank you for listening Preventing Violent Radicalisation

[email protected]

www.foundation4peace.org


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