Virtual Photo Exhibition: Portraits of Violent Extremism in South-East Asia

Those who join extremist groups often have non-linear motivations. Yet the choices they make have a direct and indirect effect on the people around them: spouses, family members, neighbours, friends, and members of their community. Exposure to violence can have devastating lifelong impacts on people’s physical and psycho-social well-being.  This virtual photography exhibition will showcase the […]

One Plan, 79 Recommendations, Five years: The UN Secretary General’s Plan of Action

Five years have passed since the UN Secretary-General established a Plan of Action calling for a two-part comprehensive approach focusing upon security-based counter-terrorism measures and preventive steps to address underlying conditions that drive people toward radicalization and violent extremist groups.  The Plan provided more than 70 recommendations to prevent the further spread of violent extremism. Over the […]

The Pandemic and Violent Extremism: Has the Landscape Changed?

COVID-19 has changed the world and is a health crisis on a scale not seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic. To combat this, declared states of emergency have enabled governments to temporarily limit personal freedoms. However, some have enforced measures that impinge upon citizen rights and reinforce marginalization of minority groups. In fragile and conflict-affected […]

Impact: How have Societies Moved Forward from Violent Extremism?

When a community or society is affected by violent extremism the purpose of the attack can be manifold, but an ambition of installing fear in a population is part of the violent extremist individual or groups ambitions.  The opening session of Oslo III will explore the power of resilience after attack and will dive into […]