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Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region

As prominent violent extremist groups lose control of territories and shift online, tackling radicalization in this region remains critical. The widespread presence of violent extremism in the region continues to pose a threat, especially as the lack of local capacities in prisons and detention camps may ignite a breeding ground for radicalization. However, as the MENA region achieves greater political stability, this can lead to the reduction of religiously-driven violent extremist operations and influence.

Our work in the region involves thorough research and tailored capacity building programs to prevent radicalization leading to violent extremism, while ensuring effective rehabilitation and reintegration efforts for former violent extremists and their families. We also ensure working with community and religious leaders to build resilience. As the groups shift online, it is even more important to develop online strategies to counter violent extremist online propaganda and tackle their use of the Internet.

Programs for this region

The ISIS Files: Understanding how ISIS indoctrinated children
Program Education

The ISIS Files: Understanding how ISIS indoctrinated children

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An integrated strategic communications approach in Tunisia and Tajikistan
Program Community Resilience

An integrated strategic communications approach in Tunisia and Tajikistan

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Supporting Youth and Children affected by Violent Extremism
Program Rehabilitation and Reintegration

Supporting Youth and Children affected by Violent Extremism

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STRIVE Global
Program Community Resilience

STRIVE Global

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Countering Extremism and Violent Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa Region
Program

Countering Extremism and Violent Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa Region

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National Action Plans to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism
Program National Strategies and Action Plans

National Action Plans to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism

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Creative Minds for Social Good
Program Strategic Communications

Creative Minds for Social Good

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Resources for this region

CVE Training Curriculum – The MENA Edition
Interactive CVE Platform

CVE Training Curriculum – The MENA Edition

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Breaking the Cycle of Violence
video

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

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Preventing violent extremism in Jordan through interactive theater performances
blog

Preventing violent extremism in Jordan through interactive theater performances

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Providing Support to Children and Youth Vulnerable To or Affected by Radicalization Leading to Violent Extremism (RLVE)
Reports and Publications

Providing Support to Children and Youth Vulnerable To or Affected by Radicalization Leading to Violent Extremism (RLVE)

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Is it really the time to talk about the resurrection of Daesh?
blog

Is it really the time to talk about the resurrection of Daesh?

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Rehabilitating Children of ISIS: Extracting Recommendations from the Education-Related ISIS Files
Reports and Publications

Rehabilitating Children of ISIS: Extracting Recommendations from the Education-Related ISIS Files

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Life of Children Under Daesh: New Report Urges Rehabilitation and Reintegration
news

Life of Children Under Daesh: New Report Urges Rehabilitation and Reintegration

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Life of Children Under Daesh: New Report Urges Rehabilitation and Reintegration
blog

Life of Children Under Daesh: New Report Urges Rehabilitation and Reintegration

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UAE’s counter-terrorism, extremism initiatives highlighted at International Parliamentary Conference
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UAE’s counter-terrorism, extremism initiatives highlighted at International Parliamentary Conference

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UAE calls for continuing international efforts to defeat terrorist organisations, confronting growing Daesh threats
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UAE calls for continuing international efforts to defeat terrorist organisations, confronting growing Daesh threats

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ISIS is using the pandemic to repurpose its school curriculum for online users
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ISIS is using the pandemic to repurpose its school curriculum for online users

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