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ABU DHABI, 27th October 2015 (WAM) — Hedayah, the International Center of Excellency for Countering Violent Extremism, is participating in the Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue “Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism” in Madrid.
The two-day conference which began today in the Spanish capital is organised by “Club de Madrid” – the world’s largest forum of former democratic Presidents and Prime Ministers from all over the world, in collaboration with The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR).
Hedayah is organsing a two-day workshop on the “Role Of Women in Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism.” The discussions at this workshop, along with the other workshops, will feed into the “Global Consensus” document that is being drafted through four working groups with support and oversight by Club de Madrid. The aim of this constructive initiative is to mobilise policy makers, opinion formers, civil society and grassroots organisations around the concept of preventing and countering radicalisation and violent extremism, increase public engagement and promote grassroots initiatives.
The workshop will emphasise Hedayah’s efforts in empowering women to counter violent extremism. Hedayah is leading an ongoing project on the differing roles of women by creating a platform for authors’ contributions to be published as a final volume on Women and Countering Violent Extremism.
Hedayah will also be presenting its initiatives in countering violent extremism and education on the “Educators in dialogue, youth in debate: countering violent extremism” workshop. During this workshop, Hedayah will share its recent research on the role of education in countering violent extremism and preventive efforts through adopting a set of good practices.
Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, the Chairman of Hedayah Steering Board, reiterated the importance of participation in such international conferences which is indicative of the global attention given to the CVE-related challenges and mechanisms and scenarios developed in order to identify good practices in countering this phenomenon. It also reflects the significant contribution of Hedayah in all multilateral forums, particularly, leading capacity-building and research projects.
Hedayah’s delegation was led by Mr. Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director of Hedayah, Mr. Ivo Veenkamp, Deputy Executive Director, and Ms. Sara Zeiger, Senior Research Analyst.