Grassroots Networks

ISD curates and empowers grassroots networks committed to tackling violent extremism worldwide

No strategy to counter extremism can be effective or widespread without the involvement of independent grassroots networks working at the community level. By developing research, policy, and initiatives around these networks, ISD is able to channel their unique insight and cultural relevance to achieve a greater impact at scale.

ISD’s networks include practitioners, youth, women, community influencers, former violent extremists, victims and survivors of violent extremism. These networks provide granular knowledge and context, which inform the creation and distribution of counter-extremism programmes and form the most effective channels to maximise reach and impact.

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