It takes a significant amount of bravery to stand up to the extremist narratives we are exposed to offline and online, to speak out against violence and violent extremism, and to dissuade others from supporting extremist movements. It takes even more bravery to speak out against the ones we love the most.
We, as a concerned civil society with the ability to teach, train, inform, empower and support young people, are here to give you the skills and capabilities to effectively engage and counter-extremism. We are here to make available to you a path to changing society for the better, and not letting you feel you only have the option of fighting or doing nothing in the face of perceptibly overwhelming odds.
This campaign is therefore envisioned as a constructive programme, with multiple facets and elements. It aims to empower you positively to understand what you want to achieve in the reduction of extremism in your communities, and then give you the tools to engage to that. Enabling you to have difficult conversations online and offline, helping you feel confident and able to engage with issues of radicalisation and with those being radicalised is a central component of Do One Brave Thing.