Civil Society Networks
ISD curates and empowers civil society networks committed to tackling violent extremism worldwide
Extremism is a global phenomenon that is ill served by top-down approaches. We work to empower and facilitate civil society, fostering networks of independent, community groups and influencers to take the lead at the front lines, applying their granular expertise and credibility in a way that delivers 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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ISD’s Against Violent Extremism (AVE) network leverages the experiences and insight of former violent extremists and survivors of violent extremism. The network empowers them to work together to push back against extremist narratives.
ISD’s Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) is the leading global youth counter-extremism network, uniting over 1,000 young activists, creatives and tech entrepreneurs in 110 countries.