Training and research for the prevention of extremism and exploitation.

Extremism and exploitation are on the rise in the UK and abroad. Our courses can help prevent these at grassroots level by empowering people.

 

When people feel isolated and marginalised, they can resort to extreme behaviour patterns as a way of regaining control of themselves and their surroundings. Our research has shown that these patterns can be broken if spotted early. That’s why we’ve dedicated our lives to help leaders and educators identify these before they become a threat.

 

What we’ve been up to recently…

King’s College London, hosted by King’s Think Tank:

Laura Zahra McDonald discussing ‘Building Trust Offline to Tackle Online Radicalisation’

RAN Centre of Excellence, Brussels:

Carys Evans‘ workshop on ‘Interactive Training Methods’ at ‘Trainings on countering and Preventing Radicalisation for Practitioners’

CIEE London Global Institute, Battle for Ideas:

Zubeda Limbada discussing ‘Brexit Hate Crime in Schools’

Our education focussed event with Facebook!

Tackling Extremism Online

University of Gothenburg:

Lynn Davies‘ global report, ‘Review of Educational Initiatives in Counter-Extremism Internationally: What works?’

HMPPS with St Giles Trust:

Engaging and research with prisoners to improve experiences and outcomes of prison

Barrow Cadbury Trust with St Giles Trust:

Research and training to support young offenders to build resilience against violence, extremism and exploitation.

OSCE LIVE project:

Designing and delivering training to build youth grassroots capacity against violence, pilot completed with participants from the Balkans, Western Europe, and Central Asia.

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Our Latest Infographic - Terror In The UK Now

“The current mandatory government training for the prevention of radicalised behaviour within organisations has fallen short in many cases. At ConnectFutures we implement real, practical solutions so that leaders can inspire those that feel powerless.”

Zubeda Limbada – Co-Founder

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9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.