Hedayah prioritizes researching how counter-narratives and messaging campaigns are influencing knowledge and behavioral changes in their target audiences and determine which strategies and content are most effective. Through innovative projects such as Religious and Community Leaders Counter-messaging or Tackling Terrorist Use of the Internet through Media and Information Literacy and Social Media Platforms, Hedayah steps outside of traditional CVE programming. Additionally, with the rise of disinformation and propaganda from malign actors, Hedayah provides tailored programming through its digital and media literacy projects that can include sports diplomacy as well as traditional classroom activities.
Hedayah provides technical assistance for governments to develop National Action Plans to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism. This includes supporting the design, review, implementation, and evaluation of national strategies and action plans to respond comprehensively and effectively to violent extremism in the national and local contexts.Read More
Violent extremist organizations disseminate their ideology to radicalize and recruit individuals via various mediums. Hedayah implements programs to build the capacities of governments, NGOs, CSOs, and other organizations to counter these messages through strategic communications – both off-and online.Read More
As part of the follow-up action plan to the Abu Dhabi Memorandum on Good Practices for Education and CVE, we continue our efforts to further understand and strengthen the relationship between education and CVE.Read More
In recognition of the multi-faceted solutions to violent extremism, we must approach the threat in a comprehensive manner. To do this, government entities should share the burden of countering violent extremism with community actors.Read More
We prioritize the theme of disengagement, deradicalization and reintegration of individuals who are either in the process of radicalization, or convicted and imprisoned, or released from prison.Read More