In partnership with the International Institute for Nonviolent Action (NOVACT), ARDD held training sessions on 20 and 21 October 2019 at its office in Amman, Jordan. These sessions are part of the work of the Observatory for the Prevention of Violent Extremism and within the framework of the project Indicasere “Research, Capacity Building, Awareness and Resilience of Syrian and Host Communities,” and addressed the concept of prevention of violent extremism from the perspective of meeting basic needs in order to build a more just, sustainable and democratic future.
The sessions, which targeted 20 trainees, aimed at consolidating a number of concepts, such as contributing to enhancing the skills and knowledge of women civil society workers in the prevention of violent extremism, as well as contributing to the adoption of new methodologies in the prevention of violent extremism.
The training sessions covered several topics such as the concept of violent extremism, why it happens, and how to prevent violent extremism and meet needs with others in a synergistic and positive way to build a more just, sustainable and democratic future.
The sessions also dealt with the understanding of the components of identity, the causes of the identity crisis, and the identification of important elements of conflict in order to understand the concept of polarization and to understand some of the emotions in contexts that lead to violent extremism.
International Institute for Nonviolent Action – NOVACT is an International Institute for Non-Violent Action which promotes social transformation processes based on human rights, justice and democracy in the Euro-Mediterranean region. For over 15 years dedicated to research, scope, and international cooperation, NOVACT has contributed to generating bridges among social movements, academics and institutions. For more information kindly visit our website: www.novact.org.