Muflehun in Jordan

Muflehun in Jordan

Jordan youthIn March 2015 Executive Director Humera Khan was invited by the US Embassy in Amman to run workshops, training and briefings, in conjunction with the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Ministry of Interior, for senior government officials, law enforcement, male and female preachers, youth, universities and think tanks in Amman, Zarqa and Ajloun.

The workshops with preachers and youth focused on CVE awareness, skills to build narratives to counter ISIS ideology, youth identity and the use of social media to counter violent extremism. The events with government officials, universities and think tanks laid out CVE frameworks for designing national and local CVE strategies. The briefings with law enforcement focused on good practices for prisoner rehabilitation.

Over 300 people participated in the multiple events held over two weeks.

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Expert Roundtable on “Developing an Effective Counter-Narrative Framework for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)”

Expert Roundtable on “Developing an Effective Counter-Narrative Framework for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)”

In June 2014, Muflehun participated in a one and a half day expert roundtable on “Developing an Effective Counter-Narrative Framework for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)” organized by Hedayah and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism—the Hague (ICCT).

The meeting included approximately 25 leading experts to examine the different requirements for an effective counter-narrative framework and provide recommendations on its implementation. The discussions used a background paper by Dr. Alex P. Schmid as a starting point to identify the challenges with existing governmental and non-governmental counter-narrative frameworks against Al-Qaeda’s violent extremist narrative, and to propose recommendations going forward.

Expert Roundtable On Developing An Effective Counter-Narrative Framework for CVE