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STRIVE Global

STRIVE Global assists local organizations in the design of countering violent extremism programs, research and journalism projects, and provides grants for implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

STRIVE Global assists local organizations in the design of prevention of radicalization and violent extremism, empirical social research and journalism projects, provide funds for their implementation and monitoring and evaluation -we assist local partners during the whole project cycle management-. The geographic focus is Central Asia, South Caucasus, Turkey, Western Balkans, and MENA regions. Since the program started we have supported 37 local organizations and projects in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Jordan.

Moreover, a CVE curriculum has been developed, in partnership with Search for Common Ground, to introduce government officials and CSOs to CVE and collaborative approaches. The curriculum has been adapted to Central Asia and MENA regions and is available in English, Russian and Arabic languages. The curriculum has been implemented in Jordan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. Further, comprehensive online toolkits for practitioners and civil society engaged in radical right extremist counter-narrative campaigns have been created.

 

Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism Projects

Through 18 projects in relation to this theme, STRIVE Global effectively reached and impacted 23,000 youth and students, 1,200 school staff (including teachers, psychologists, and social workers), 1,150 family members, 52 religious leaders and 26 police officers.

This theme covered various topics and trainings from the development of media literacy curriculum, establishment of referral systems and protocols in schools and communities, raising awareness to the design and production of a video game and establishment of a national hotline.

More details about each of the projects below.

In Albania

  • Empowering Local Community at Preventing any form of Violent Extremism through Multi-sectoral Prevention Measures in Kamza Municipality by the Institute for Democracy and Mediation
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
  • Strengthening a culture of resilience and harmony in Albania by Counselling Line for Women and Girls Project
    • Overview and Outcomes
    • Baseline Study: Socio-economic Situation and Perceptions of Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Municipalities of Pogradec, Bulqizë, Devoll, and Librazhd
    • Training Manual for multi-agency cooperation in identifying and countering VE
    • Civic Engagement Training Manual: Youth And Women In Focus
    • Website: www.violentextremism.al

In Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Strengthening civil society from Bosnia and Herzegovina to recognize and monitor online threats on the social media by Jabiheu

In Georgia

  • Early Warning and Resilience Mechanism for Youth by the Academy for Peace and Development (APD)
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
  • Civic Education, Peace Education and Peace-building by the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC)
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
    • Curriculum for Towards a Culture of Peace:
      • Module 1: The Role of Civic Education in Conflict Societies
      • Module 2: Human Rights, Minority Rights and Non-Violence Action
      • Module 3: Diversity: Social, Cultural and Gender Diversity
      • Module 4: The Role of Civic Education in Conflict Societies
      • Module 5: Citizenship and The Role of Youth in Peacebuilding
      • Module 6: Models and Instruments for Teaching Common Values
  • P/CVE in Georgia: Capacity Building for CSOs and Civil Servants by the Georgian Center for Strategy and Development (GCSD)
    • Countering Violent Extremism Curriculum, adapted to the Georgian context, available in Georgian

In Jordan

  • Improving Social and Emotional Skills through Arts in Jordan by The National Centre for Culture and Art/King Hussein Foundation
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
    • Theater performance “Bus Stop”

In Kyrgyzstan

  • Follow Your Dream by Youth of Osh
    • Project Overview and Outcome
  • Supporting Youth Resilience to Online Propaganda of Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan by the Public Foundation Civil Initiative on Internet Policy (CIIP)

  • Countering Radicalization among Women in Jalal-Abad and Chui Oblasts by Progressive Public Association of Women – Mutakallim
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
    • Guide: Identifying Signs of Vulnerability Leading to Deviant Behavior, including Radicalization in Local Communities in Kyrgyzstan
    • A Guide to Responding to the Challenges of Religious Radicalization in Local Communities in Kyrgyzstan
    • Survey Findings Report: Sociological Survey “Determining the Level of Knowledge About Radicalization and Violent Extremism among Women and Youth”
    • Training Module: Materials of the Training on Increasing the Leadership Potential of Muslim Women of Chui and Jalal-abad Oblasts of KR
    • Training Module: Countering Radicalization among Women in Jalal-abad and Chui Oblasts

In North Macedonia

  • Educate to Prevent – Strengthening Front-line school Workers and Parents to Build Youth Resilience to Violent Extremism by the Center for Research and Policy Making
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
    • Baseline Study: Perceptions of Front-line School Workers and Community Officials from Skopje, Kumanovo, Tetovo ad Gostivar on Radicalization Leading to Violent Extremism
    • Educate to Prevent – Research Report
    • Handbook for Teachers in Secondary Schools and Tools for Early Detection and Action – Recognize, Prevent, Act
    • Referral Model to Prevent from Radicalization
  • Passage4Prevent: Use of education to prevent youth online radicalization by Centre for Research and Policy Making (CRPM)

In Serbia

  • Promoting Tolerance All Together in Sandzak by Helsinki Committee
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
    • UNESCO’s Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism, available in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian
    • Watch the theater play:

In Tajikistan

  • Strengthening youth resilience to VE through a positive youth development curriculum (PYD) by Eurasia Foundation for Central Asia (EFCA)
  • Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Prevent Online and Offline Radicalization: Pilot project in Rasht Valley by Marifatnoki
    • Project Overview and Outcomes

Media and Journalism Projects

Through seven projects in relation to this theme, STRIVE Global effectively trained and impacted 371 journalists, 295 students of journalism and 134 government spokespeople in seven countries.

This theme covered various topics and trainings from the development of a curriculum on reporting violent extremism and terrorism, improvement of cooperation between governments and the media through guidelines and protocols, enhancement of the quality of reporting through improvement of journalistic code of ethics to the deconstruction of fake news.

More details about each of the projects below.

In Albania

  • Media and Government in Albania vs. Violent Extremism and Terrorism by the Albanian Media Institute
    • Media Coverage of Violent Extremism and Terrorism: An Assessment of the Needs of Journalists, Journalism Students, and Spokespersons of Public Institutions of Albania – available on The Counter Extremism Hub in English and Albanian

In Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Georgia

  • Prevention of and Responding to Radicalizing Narratives by the Media Development Foundation

In Jordan

In North Macedonia

  • Building Resilience against Violent Extremism and Terrorism through Reinforced Journalists, Media and Government Officials by the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM)

In Serbia

In Tajikistan

  • Strengthening the resilience of media and government spokespersons to communicate on violent extremism and terrorism in Tajikistan by Public Fund Civil Internet Policy Initiative (CIPI)

 

The following presents the STRIVE Global program’s key resources, articles, platforms and research:

Research Papers

The Radical Right Counter-Narratives Project

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