Towards an Inclusive Peace 2018
Restoring communities, advancing justice
We live in a time of increasingly complex social realities. Violent extremism is becoming more prevalent, in ever-changing forms. We are often ill-equipped to respond effectively and in a way that is sustainable. Towards an Inclusive Peace is a three-year programme for peacebuilders which takes a human-centred, rather than a security-centred response to violent extremism. Participants from local, national and international governments, NGOs and development aid agencies discuss inspiring case studies of successful transformation and receive training in peacebuilding tools.
How can acknowledging and repairing the harm help bring about justice and restore the communities and individuals who have suffered the impact of violent extremism?
In 2018, Towards an Inclusive Peace will discuss restorative justice and how to deal with those who have been radicalized and are either being prosecuted or returning voluntarily to their communities. The five-day event will explore how to care for the needs of victims/survivors and restore communities who have suffered the impact of violent extremism while still listening to perpetrators and respecting their rights. Training will include dialogue, tools of restorative justice, and narrative analysis with case studies from around the world.
Dr. Mohamed Abu-Nimer (Palestine/USA) - Senior Advisor to KAICIID and professor at the School of International Service at American University in Washington D.C.
John Caulker (Sierra Leone) - Founder of Fambul Tok, a civil society initiative in Sierra Leone to promote the reintegration of former combatants
Dr. Thalia González (USA) - Associate Professor Politics at Occidental College &Senior Visiting Scholar, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality
Gululai Ismail (Pakistan) - Founder and Chairperson of Aware Girls, a young women-led organisation working towards gender equality and peace in Pakistan
Amina Khalid (United Kingdom) - Head of Programme for Sustainable Communities, Founder of Peace Begins at Home
Dr. Sergey Markedonov (Russia) - Associate Professor at the Foreign Regional Studies and Foreign Policy Department of the Russian State University for the Humanities and member of the Gorchakov Club
Amjad Mohamed Saleem (Sri Lanka) - Manager of the Inclusion, Engagement and Protection unit within the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)
David Smart (United Kingdom) - Superintendent in the National Counter-Terrorism Policing HQ, National Coordinator for Prevent
Dr. Carl Stauffer (USA) - Associate Professor of justice and development studies at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
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