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Violent Radicalization: The Dilemmas of Prevention and Intervention

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December 20, 2018. SHERPA collaborated on a series of webinars on global mental health. Violent Radicalization: The Dilemmas of Prevention and Intervention. Radicalization leading to violence is a global social phenomenon affecting both majority and minority groups with significant consequences on individual and collective well-being. This may be related to mental health issues in multiple ways – not just because psychological and psychopathological factors are crucial for radicalization leading to violence, but also because psychological distress, grief and trauma are important public health consequences of this form of violence, which can also feed off rage and despair. Speaker: Dr. Cécile

South Asian Youth Conference

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December 17, 2018. The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable (MGIEP). The 8th South Asian Youth Conference (SAYC) closed on December 17, 2018, in Mumbai. This edition of the conference was on the theme of “Leadership for the Future of South Asia.”  Held at the scenic Retreat House in Bandra, SAYC brought together delegates from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan for 5 days to engage with these themes. The intent of the SAYC series is to build a shared context about South Asia, a capacity to engage with peace and connections that last

Prevention of Violent Extremism in the Republic of Benin

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December 12-13, 2018. The L’Institut d’études de sécurité (ISS) co-organized the public roundtable – Prevention of Violent Extremism in the Republic of Benin. Since the beginning of 2018, security incidents in the eastern region of Burkina Faso have raised concerns about the risk of an expansion of violent extremism towards neighbouring coastal states. This region shares borders with Niger, already affected by the phenomenon, Benin, Togo and Ghana. The use of improvised explosive devices and attacks against defense and security forces, schools and local or customary authorities indicate the likely involvement of active groups in the Sahel, such as the

Partnership in practice: preventing social polarization

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November 30-December 3, 2018. Partnership in practice: preventing social polarization Held in Edmonton over four days, this conference, organized by the UNESCO-PREV Chair in partnership with RPC-PREV, OPV, TSAS and the Department of Public Safety Canada, brought together more than 40 experts, practitioners and young people to facilitate collaboration and the sharing knowledge. The first part of the conference, PREVENTION IN PRACTICE: National and International Approaches to P / CVE, brought together leading researchers, practitioners and policymakers committed to the fight against violent extremism. The main objective of this conference was to facilitate the exchange of theoretical knowledge and good

Radicalization: Which profiles? What preventions?

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July 12, 2018. Radicalization: Which profiles? What preventions? Organized in partnership with the presidency of the National Assembly of the French Republic, the interdepartmental committee against radicalization and the UNESCO-PREV Chair in Paris on July 12, 2018, this conference aimed to present the knowledge concerning the profiles of radicalized people, tipping vectors, as well as the most effective measures with regards to this subject.

The challenges of preventing violent extremism in the Francophone space

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March 2018. The challenges of preventing violent extremism in the Francophone space: reflection on innovative partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa. As part of the Fortnight of La Francophonie in Senegal, the Quebec General Delegation Office in Dakar brought together various French-speaking experts in the prevention of radicalization and violent extremism, particularly from West Africa, in order to discuss the challenges and opportunities for concrete collaborations in the Francophone area. The UNESCO-PREV Chair was invited, along with other experts, to address primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, particularly in the areas of psychosocial intervention, education, action research, media, art and culture. The activity took

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