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    Policy and Practice

    Rise to Peace gathers renowned experts to explore the genesis of global radicalization and how to counter the rise of violent extremist ideology

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    Operation Freedom

    Evacuating eligible Afghans who worked for the US government and the international community to the third country.

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  • Field Research

    The Interview Project

    We interview young people who formerly embraced extremist ideology and became misguided foot soldiers for groups such as the Taliban, Al-Shabaab and ISIS

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  • The Hello Project

    Communication and Dialogue

    We aim to provide tools to help build a bridge where major security issues such as extremism, radicalization, social injustices are properly communicated and taken care of before it leads to violence.

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  • The Madrasa Boys Project

    Education Development

    Our objective is to effectively examine the problems and effectively reinforce the volume to address the key drivers to extremism.

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Rise to Peace

Although we live in dangerous times, rife with both international and domestic terrorism, there is hope and there is a clear path towards peace – that road is education and Rise to Peace helps to build that path one person at a time.

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Digital Extremism

The world has been evolving each day, and by that, society is quickly adapting and changing its means of communication....
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Taliban Ban Women’s Pursuit of University Courses

As Taliban regulations continue to cripple the rights of women in Afghanistan under their regime, it continues to oppress, with...
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Climate Change Fueled Eco-Terrorism: The Nexus Explained

“We are sinking”: A Speech from the Sea Tuvalu’s foreign minister Simon Kofe addressed the 26th United Nations Climate Change...
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Remembering 9/11 in the Wake of Growing Threats

As the 21st commemoration of the September 11th terrorist attacks approaches, the solemn anniversary brings a new wave of urgency....
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Remembering September 11th: The Prevailing Memories of 9/11

Remembering September 11th "The Black Swan Theory", coined by Nassim Nicholas Caleb, describes sporadic, unforeseen, and highly significant events. These...
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Security and Counter-Terrorism Efforts in Southeast Asia

The Global Terrorism Index (GTI), a comprehensive study prepared by the Institute for Economics and Peace on the impact of...
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Sexual Repression of Afghan Women: a Taliban’s State-Building Strategy

“Women’s security in the home is a reflection of the security in the country. If women cannot be safe at...
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US Assassinate Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda’s Number Two

After months of meticulous planning and geographic calculations, President Joe Biden announced that the US had assassinated al-Qaeda commander Ayman...
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What the Death of Maher al-Agal Means for the Future of the Islamic State

Maher al-Agal was killed in a U.S. drone strike in northwest Syria on July 12, 2022. Al-Agal was a top...
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Katibat Macina: A Growing Threat in Mali

According to a statement by the Malian government, heightened attention is on Katibat Macina, an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization, for its...
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Research & Analysis

Our frontline research and informed analysis unravels the grassroots causes of terrorism and extremism so that we can offer actionable prevention strategies.

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Education & Awareness

We implement localized educational projects available to all members of civil society that focus on objectives of kindness, rather than division and hate.

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Policy & Practice

We gather renowned experts at high level discussions to share knowledge on the best practices to prevent extremism and terrorism with the public.

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Connect for Change

We provide opportunities to people of diverse backgrounds to connect with each other, exchange ideas, and collaborate to counter the universal scourge of terror.

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“A world free of violence will be a healthy, successful & stable society,” says Malalay, an Afghan lawyer & activist working to support & restore the rights of women & girls affected by family & social violence in #Afghanistan.

Read her story: http://unwo.men/Z5ZT50LXHyg

#16Days

79% of recently surveyed households in Afghanistan have reported a lack of water.

Next year, @UNICEF will bring clean, safe water to 9 million people - by both building new systems and repairing those that are damaged.

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3 comments

  • Joao Nuno Assuncao August 19, 2021   Reply →

    Hello, I’m a portuguese journalist and would like to record an online interview with one of your members who are now in Cabul.
    Please get in touch.
    Best!

  • Cecile McPherson August 20, 2021   Reply →

    Hi, hope you’re keeping well. My name is Cecile and I am a journalist at the European Broadcasting Union in Washington. We work with public service broadcasters around the world to help them find videos and images to broadcast. Is this your video? https://twitter.com/risetopeace/status/1428746634826067971 If so, would you grant us permission to use it in broadcast and online player with a courtesy to you as per news-exchange.ebu.ch/clearance, please? Thanks & take care

  • Sue Marcus August 27, 2021   Reply →

    I live near the Dulles Expo Center. I am sorry that I cannot donate time-feeling stretched by other volunteer commitments–though we have Stuff, I can buy Stuff, and I can donate the ever versatile $$.

    Yours in peace, Sue Marcus

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