After the 9/11 attacks, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a complimentary model to counter-terrorism strategies, has emerged as a key and complex area of research, encompassing ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ approaches. There are several definitions for CVE that have been conceptualised and debated by various agencies across the world. The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) refers to the study of CVE as countering the factors leading to individuals being drawn into terrorist recruitment, and also countering
The following pages present a review of current efforts for CVE (countering violent extremism) through employment and education approaches. Although evidence of successful practices for prevention and de-radicalisation within this field is scarce, due to the complex and long-term nature of such interventions, this literature review provides an insight into the current debates, theories, assumptions and emerging good practices brought forward by scholars, practitioners and international agencies alike. Open in PDF  
Civil Society Pathways to Peace and Security: The Peace and Security for Development Programme in Coastal Kenya. Mutuma Ruteere & Patrick Mutahi This Chapter examines how security agendas are articulated at local levels, how development concerns intersect with security priorities, accountability concerns and the linkages between conflict resolution process and security objectives. While security agencies and actors continue to be active in the region, it is the civil society incorporation in the war on terror in
CALL FOR PAPERS Book project: Enhancing Democratic Policing of Public Gatherings and Demonstrations in Kenya Police in Kenya have a long history of repressive response to public protests and in particular to anti-government protests. In many instances, protesters have been shot to death by police and many others injured and maimed. The most recent experience of police use of excessive violence was in response to the contested 2017 presidential elections. Similar violence was seen during


Posted by CHRIPS on October 1, 2018
Category: Research Reports
This report provides new knowledge that will inform the design of a three year multi-stakeholder urban violence program in selected areas of the county. The study was conducted in five sites across Nakuru County: Bondeni and Kaptembwo, Nakuru Town; Karagita and Kabati, Naivasha Town and Molo Town, where urban violence was previously understudied and, therefore, not well understood. The methodology adopted involved primary research using key informant interviews, focus group discussions and a household survey,
This brief in part draws from discussions held by experts at a meeting on countering violent extremism that was convened by CHRIPS in December 2017. CHRIPS is grateful to all the participants for their contributions and insights. The views expressed in this brief are exclusively those of the author. The production of this brief was supported by an Institutional Links grant, ID IL4 275861166 under the Newton-Utafiti partnership. The grant is funded by the UK
NAIROBI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) — Kenya and the civil society organization on Wednesday launched a platform to curb violent extremism. Mutuma Ruteere, the director of the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS), told a media briefing in Nairobi that the government funded Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Research Hub will enhance the response to the changing threat of violent extremism. Read more
New online hub focuses on countering violent extremism in Kenya Photo: Lilian Wanjohi of the British Council and Newton-Utafiti Fund, during the launch of the countering violent extremism research hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Image credit: CHRIPS Launched today in Nairobi, a new online hub focusing on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya hopes to connect researchers, practitioners and policymakers. The Countering Violent Extremism Research Hub, a collaboration between the Centre for Human Rights and Policy
Photo: Launch of the countering violent extremism research hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Image credit: CHRIPS An online hub for countering violent extremism in Kenya has been launched by the Center for Human Rights and Policy Studies(CHRIPS). The hub is designed with a softer approach to terrorism which tries to counter cases of violence from the ground by methods like dialogue. Read more
Launch of the Countering Violent Extremism Research Hub The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) will on Wednesday, September 4, 2018 from 7:30-9:30am officially launch an online Countering Violence Extremism Research Hub as well as a new book on, ‘Confronting Violent Extremism in Kenya: Debates, Ideas and Challenges’ at Fairmount, the Norfolk, in Nairobi. The CVE Research Hub is an online platform designed as a one-stop shop for researchers and policy actors working
Safety in CVE Research Researchers and practitioners in the field of violent extremism often operate within complex and dynamic social and political contexts. As a practitioner in violent extremism, it is therefore essential that you plan your work taking into account the risk environment, and remain security conscious throughout. Researchers and organisations working on CVE should analyse the threats they are likely to face and understand the unique risks that a violent extremism project would
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