In addition to projects focused on preventing radicalization of youth at a high risk for joining extremist organizations, we aim to establish a virtuous cycle by educating and reforming terrorists and gang members to become main actors of social change in our “projects of deradicalization and positive social reintegration of radicalized people."
We provide support in the process of breaking away from extremist ideologies and highly illegal actions. In ideological de-radicalization, we change the idea that violent and illegal means to achieve religious and political convictions is justified while accepting and analysing both its process and system of thought. In terms of physical action, we break off people from terrorist activities and take them out of radicalised groups.
We encourage the target persons to support their livelihoods by themselves, and support them in facing the severe reality. In addition to practical economic and societal assistance, we focus on a psychological approach to foster their identities as main actors of positive social reformation. Below this approach, lies a strategic intent whereby we believe that this attitude will prevent re-radicalization, in contrast to just rehabilitation or correction.
Conventionally, armed conflicts have been resolved by the conclusion of a peace treaty. This is an approach done through dialogue between the concerned parties in the conflicts. However, in the face of the increasing number of conflicts that owes its origins to terrorist groups - this account for 44% of armed conflicts in the world - it is very difficult to engage in a dialogue, and the international community is increasingly in search for other approaches.
By providing a way and creating a path for terrorists and gang members that are responsible for violent conflicts to de-radicalise and actively reintegrate into society, we aim to encourage the combatants and persons concerned to defect and leave the radicalised groups. By preventing new members from joining such groups, we establish a positive virtuous cycle towards conflict resolution and eradication. Taking into account the fact that most of the terrorists and gang members are young, our projects aim to develop their full potential.