ISD is the world’s leading convener and mobiliser of grassroots networks committed to tackling violent extremism, working with ‘formers and survivors’, women and young people. Current projects include:
Against Violent Extremism (AVE) is the largest network of former extremists and victims of extremism in the world, bringing together 350 ‘formers and survivors’ to create compelling counter narrative content; support from Google Ideas and Gen NextFoundation.
The Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) is the leading European youth network of counter-extremism activists, YouthCAN provides marketing and digital tools to spur the creation of counter-narrative content for the Millennial generation; support from the Norwegian government.
The Women and Extremism (WaE) network brings together women from around the world – policy-makers, CVE practitioners, academics and activists – to evolve this much needed research agenda, increase female-led counter-narrative work, and seed grassroots counter-extremism networks.