Peace and Freedom Organization has managed a dialogue session on “the role of youth in peace-building and preventing violent extremism” where the first dialogue session began with the participation of 28 people represented by tribal and community leaders, young people coming from different ethno-religious backgrounds, and also religious leaders in Miqdadia area. This activity was organized in coordination with the community police and the directorate of Countering Violent Extremism.

The dialogue session was facilitated by a group of youth (mentors ) and focused on the most important factors that lead to conflict and violent extremism. The participants also addressed sustainable solutions to prevent violation extremism and highlighted the role of religious leaders and religious speech in PVE. This is in addition to building trust among the participants to be future advocates for peace-building in Meqdadiya.

This activity is part of the Improving Community Resilience to Prevent Violent extremism Project, which is implemented by Peace and Freedom Organization in partnership with Un-Ponte Per organization and funded by UNDP