IOM Azerbaijan organized an online workshop on preventing violent extremism and radicalization

  • On 9-10 February 2021, the United Nations Migration Agency - the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Azerbaijan organized an online workshop on preventing violent extremism and radicalization for practitioners.

The online workshop designed for State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SCRA) staff members took place within the Public Action for Resilience (PAR) Activity funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The first day of the training, which aimed to raise awareness about violent extremism and radicalization, covered various issues on the topic of "Violent extremism and radicalization in Europe: Causes and examples of struggle", and the second day on the topic of "Violent extremism, youth, and the digital world". Work with youth, promotion of critical thinking skills among young people, training, and educational resources in the fight against violent extremism were also discussed. The training was facilitated by Mr. Ghaffar Hussain, a community resilience manager from the UK overseeing the implementation of the prevent strategy. Jahandar Alifzadeh, an employee of the Committee, also made a valuable presentation on Azerbaijan's experience in combating violent extremism and radicalization.

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