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  • Holistic internal security policy need of the hour

    CVE Consultation-10 A consolidated internal security policy be devised, which articulates the roadmap towards addressing those challenges. Only then can violent extremism of all shades be extirpated from the society. These thoughts came in the working group session on “Internal security and challenges”, the tenth in a series of sessions aimed at countering violent extremism, organized by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), on May 03, 2017, at Hotel Margala, Islamabad. The group ...

    Posted at May 3, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on Holistic internal security policy need of the hour
  • Producing inquisitive, knowledgeable society can help counter extremism

    CVE Consultation-9 Any attempt to counter extremism from the society cannot ignore reform in the education sector. This much is repeatedly stressed. A working group has suggested that any measure aimed at reforming measure should aim at achieving knowledge-based society.  Only then can individuals be engaged be more immune to the monolithic messaging of militants. The working group discussed education forms, the ninth in a series conveyed by Pak Institute for Peace Studies ...

    Posted at May 2, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on Producing inquisitive, knowledgeable society can help counter extremism
  • Reclaiming cultural spaces can curb extremism

    CVE Consultation-8 Given that one of the direct casualties of extremism in the country is its rich diversity, providing enabling environment for pluralism can fade out extremist voices. To do so, the government shall, on priority, approve culture policy upholding diversity and release “Cultural National Action Plan”, securing pluralistic spaces across the country. These suggestions came in a national-level consultation discussing “Cultural diversity and pluralistic co-existence”, the eighth in a series suggesting mechanism ...

    Posted at April 25, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on Reclaiming cultural spaces can curb extremism
  • Regulate conventional and new media to check extremism

    CVE Consultation-7  To check the flow of extremist content, there is a need to regulate all forms of media platform, especially current-affairs shows, entertainment programs, cyber spaces, and religious publications. These suggestions came in a national-level consultation discussing “Media engagement programs”, the eighth in a series of consultation suggesting mechanism to counter violent extremism, hosted by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), on April 24, 2017 at Hotel Margala, Islamabad. Members of the group ...

    Posted at April 24, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on Regulate conventional and new media to check extremism
  • Reviving inclusive spaces will enable young people to resist extremism

    CVE Consultation-6 To shrink the extremist appeal, young people shall be provided with inclusive public and private spaces, both in physical and digital realms, where they can frequently interact with each other. These will enable them shed their misperceptions about each other, thereby steering them away from linear thoughts and making them less vulnerable to extremist notions. These recommendations were suggested by the working-group discussing “Youth engagement programs”, the sixth in a series ...

    Posted at April 18, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on Reviving inclusive spaces will enable young people to resist extremism
  • Treating citizens and regions with equality, will dent extremist spaces

    CVE Consultation-5 To deal with the menace of extremism in the long-run, there is a need to treat all citizens of the country and their areas with equality, as promised in the constitution. Only then can the ideological and physical spaces against militants be secured. These recommendations were suggested by the working-group discussing “Constitution, Governance, and Citizenship”, the fifth in a series of consultation conveyed by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) ...

    Posted at April 17, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on Treating citizens and regions with equality, will dent extremist spaces
  • To address militancy holistically, NAP shall be revised, bifurcating in soft and hard components

    CVE Consultation-4 Members of a working group called for revising National Action Plan afresh, dividing into two broader components, Counter-Terrorism (CT) and Counter-Violent Extremism (CVE). The first component, CT, shall deal with the hard approaches of countering militancy, dealing with militancy in the immediate sphere. The second component, CVE, shall curb militancy in the long-term. The suggestions came from a working group discussing “effective implementation of National Action Plan”. This was the fourth ...

    Posted at April 10, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on To address militancy holistically, NAP shall be revised, bifurcating in soft and hard components
  • “National Charter of Peace” be produced to eradicate extremism

    CVE Consultation-3 To root out extremism, state players, civil society, and religious stakeholders should hold multi-pronged dialogues on critical philosophical issues of the state and society, producing “National Charter of Peace”. The document will greatly curb extremist ideologies in the country. These recommendations were suggested by a working group discussing on “national dialogue and social contract”. This was the third dialogue in a series conveyed by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) ...

    Posted at April 3, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on “National Charter of Peace” be produced to eradicate extremism
  • High-powered parliament-endorsed commissions required to review dealing with militant groups

    CVE Consultation-2 To deal with the menace of militancy in the country, parliament should constitute high-powered commissions aimed at reviewing the policies that produced militants and at mainstreaming those willing to shun violence. These recommendations were suggested by a working group discussing “Rehabilitation and Reintegration of different Brands of Militants”. This was the second dialogue in a series of planned meetings that was convened by Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on March ...

    Posted at March 27, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on High-powered parliament-endorsed commissions required to review dealing with militant groups
  • “Engaging parliament key in shaping religious narrative against extremism”

    CVE Consultation-1 There is a greater need for revisiting the religious narrative that extremists invoke to justify their acts. Whatever be the specifics of the counter discourse, some sort of mechanism may be evolved, not least by engaging parliament and its bodies. These thoughts came from experts discussing “Religious construct of the conflict”, first of the series of working group dialogue aimed at countering violent extremism, hosted by Pak Institute for Peace Studies ...

    Posted at March 20, 2017 | By : | Categories : Events | Comments Off on “Engaging parliament key in shaping religious narrative against extremism”
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