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CounterTerrorism

Entrepreneurship and counter-terroism

Terrorists were once children with families and part of a society at some point. It is important to recognize the social and economic factors that push recruits to violent extremism. Entrepreneurship education should become the focal point in the upbringing of children. Most empirical studies show that entrepreneurship can be […]

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Why we need good practice on women and gender in CVE

“Women are frequently seen only as victims of violent extremism. But in reality, women play multiple roles, they are on the frontlines of prevention and response. They lead civil society organizations and bolster community resilience. Promoting women as agents of peace recognizes their contributions to peacebuilding and prevention of violence […]

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What makes the youth vulnerable to terrorism?

The youth are the most targeted group by radicalizers and terrorist recruiters. They take advantage of their vulnerabilities and weaknesses and use that as a means of selling to them their evil ideologies. This brings us to the question of what some of these vulnerabilities are that these recruits take […]

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Social media in the fight against terrorism

As technology evolves, so does everyone including the terror recruits and radicalizers. They use the internet to reach out to their target audience. They improve in their communications skills ensuring they can pass their messages to their different targets in the best way possible, including translating their messages to languages […]

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The place of CVE in the context of SDG’s

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The concept of P/CVE revolves around SDG 16 which is Peace, Justice and […]

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Who is a terrorist?

Terrorism is violent or criminal acts committed by individuals or groups of individuals against humanity. Who are these individuals? What makes them? What are their motivating factors? Are they born or made? Terrorists are individuals who have been radicalised and made to believe that they can only achieve some things […]

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Education as a de-radicalization tool

For de-radicalization programs to succeed, it is worth noting that radicalization is learned, thus de-radicalization can also be learned. Education remains the main game-changer in de-radicalization in that, the lack of it may push or lure vulnerable groups into terrorism. Terrorist groups heavily rely on the support of the youth […]

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