Gangs, Glamourisation and Manipulation: insights from a rapper turned trainer on connecting with “the youth.”
A conversation between Malik (MD7) Harrison, our lead facilitator and creative, and Professor Lynn Davies Malik is a professional hip-hop artist, as lyricist and MC with MD7, and a solo career that has seen him touring with artists including Jay-Z, Mark Ronson, Professor Green and Wiley. Malik is a highly skilled facilitator, performer and public […]
Shahid fought skinheads in the 1980’s in Birmingham, then became an aid worker and soon joined the foreign fighters brigade in Bosnian – and then he was falsely imprisoned in Yemen. He is now active in combating racism, extremism and gang activity back in the UK.
Nigel became a leading Far-Right activist from the age of 16. He joined the National Front in 1982 and during the 1990s was a national council member for Combat 18.
Nicola Benyahia shares details of the tragic exploitation of her teenage son groomed to join ISIS by people who remain at large.
Journeys in and out of Violent Extremisms
On 12th of August 2021, the first mass shooting on British soil in over a decade took place in Plymouth, UK. Jake Davison shot and killed his own mother before killing a 3-year-old girl, her father and 3 others during his shooting spree. Davison was a self-proclaimed incel. Many British people were shocked, as “incels” as […]
TEACHERS | PROFESSIONALS | COMMUNITIES So, you’ve done the WRAP training – now what? Still feel you want your organisation to really engage with the following and top up your learning? The material is engaging, interactive and filled with clear practical outcomes. Participants are encouraged to question and critically engage on the complex topic of […]
With a history of controversy and an almost total sclerosis of debate between its supporters and detractors, the Prevent strategy and associated policies and practices occupy a sensitive and politicised arena. This marks the government appointment of William Shawcross as Independent Reviewer of Prevent, as a particularly strange move or blunder, especially in the context […]
An interview with Elise Manon Smith- our specialist consultant facilitator, youth and professionals. The online space has spectacularly shifted this pandemic year for adults and young people as we work, play and stay in touch with loved ones in this virtual world during a bizarre year. But how can we as educators, organisations and parents […]
A version of this blog was first published in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding Insights series, September 2020 Writing in September 2020, one’s gaze both backwards and forwards is unprecedented. Because of Covid-19, the past few months have seen an almost unique upheaval globally; the future is unknown but likely to be equally unmatched. […]