connectjustice

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connectjustice aims to build trust and collaboration between civil society, state agencies and the private sector around extremism and exploitation.

Through connectjustice we focus on social justice. From conflict management to conflict transformation at the local and national level, our specialisms and expertise intersects around extremism and exploitation.

Areas that we work in include:

  • Terror and violent extremism
  • Social inclusion, cohesion & migration
  • Sexual exploitation and violence
  • Community policing; Guns and gangs
  • Inter and intra communal tensions and peace building
  • Gender justice
  • Cultural awareness, orientation and sensitivities

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Examples of our work

Anti extremism short films:

Made in collaboration with Blue Monday, watch the stories of 5 former far right and former Islamist extremists, whose experiences and knowledge may help prevent others following the path of violence. These will be made freely accessible online: short, punchy, grassroots led exploration of violent radicalisation and its alternatives. watch film

Release date: Autumn 2016

ConnectJustice Forum

A regular safe, meeting space connecting communities, practitioners and academics to facilitate innovative, practical conversations and solutions to social problems

Formers and Families of extremists > Report online

A comparative EU research project between the UK, Netherlands and Denmark, exploring individuals’ journeys to and from violence, and the role of their friends and families.

Research: The Phoenix project – Child Sexual exploitation (2014)

Evaluation and research for Spurgeons’ intervention work with victims of child sexual exploitation and their families.

Research: Learning About Love (2014) > Report online

Facilitation and research with multi-faith, multi-cultural participants to create safe spaces for young people and families to learn and teach healthy relationships including sex education.

Research: British citizens in Syria and the impact at Home. (2015) > Report online

With Listen & Learn Research using analysis of social media chatter to highlight the impact of debate around UK citizens fighting in Syria on social relations and cohesion.

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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.