Extremely Together are 10 Young Leaders, all active in preventing and countering violent
extremism in their communities and beyond. Their task was to produce this guide, the world's
first, by young people for young people, on how to counter violent extremism your community.
It will guide Extremely Together's work going forward. We hope that it will inspire and assist YOU to finding the right approach to counter violent extremism in your community.
Join the movement, be Extremely Together!
Each of you is a potential leader.To lead means to takeresponsibility and to set theexample. As I often say:You are never too youngto lead or too old to act.
Young people join violent extremist groups far more frequently than other age groups.1 However, this is no more a reliable indicator of vulnerability to recruitment than being male, Muslim, a petty criminal, or having mental health problems. Violent radicalisation occurs when grievances, ideology, potent narratives and charismatic recruiters collide. To tackle it each of these must be challenged as part of a full spectrum approach.
In this Guide, ten young leaders share their ideas across differences of nationality, religion, gender,
politics, and professional background, in the hope of helping 1.8 billion young people to build a
free of violent extremism, that is rooted in shared values and a commitment to cooperation and
Extremely Together hopes to inspire young people around the world to make a positive difference. We work together to help young people in their struggles to resist extremism of all kinds, promote peace and security locally and regionally, and make their voices heard in mainstream and social media. References
1 Mia Chin, S. Gharaibeh et al (2016), ‘A National Strategic Framework for Countering Violent Extremism in Jordan‘, Journal of International Affairs, Vol.69(2), pp.115-XIII