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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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.