Youth Resilience is Key to ‘Waging Peace’

Preventing violent extremism (PVE) is a multi-generational challenge in waging peace, and to do it properly, communities will need to rely on the resilience of youth. This means empowering youth…

Why Our Boys Need Emotional Intelligence

There is a distinct cultural shift in favor of cultivating emotional intelligence in young men. Perhaps it was inevitable. The rise of ideological violence across the board — from Islamic…

White Supremacists: How They’ve Learned From ISIS

Technology has made it easier for violent extremist groups to follow the lead of the likes of ISIS; specifically, these groups have learned from ISIS how to use social media and online networking…

My Son’s Execution

Christianne Boudreau is a Canadian mother who was personally affected by the impact of violent extremism. Her son, Damian, was radicalized and killed while fighting in Syria. Christianne talks about…

My Son the ISIS Fighter

Christianne Boudreau is a Canadian mother who was personally affected by the impact of violent extremism. Her son, Damian, was radicalized and killed while fighting in Syria. Christianne reflects on…