USIP Report: Countering Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Perspective

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Date: 
September 11, 2013

The United States Institute for Peace's Georgia Holmer published the report Countering Violent Extremism, a Peacebuiling Perspective on Aug. 29, 2013.  It examines theories and practive of preventing terrorism by countering violent extremism (CVE) and points out the need for strong civil society participation in this arena.  She recommends that "Peacebuilders and peacebuilding practice can contribute to and enhance the CVE agenda in several ways.." These include:

  • Support a nonsecuritized space for civil society
  • Empower and equip women to participate
  • Focus on building resilience
  • Help reform the security entities charged with Ct/CVE
  • Expand the definition
  • Supporting the role of civil society