Shabab 2250

Albada’lya: alternative narrative to hate speech and violent extremism content

Hatred and violence are manifesting through words online and through traditional media outlets. A phenomenon that may escalate online and lead to offline practices and manifestations. It can be in different formats; hate speech, violence and even might be mobilising. Albada’lya is about empowering and mobilizing youth and creating an alternative narrative based on the national and regional context that is to strengthen community resilience. It aims to build the capacity, engage and mobilize youth in Jordan through creating and enriching alternative narratives that are coming from the region.

Hatred and violence are manifesting through words online and through traditional media outlets. A phenomenon that may escalate online and lead to offline practices and manifestations. It can be in different formats; hate speech, violence and even might be mobilising. Albada’lya is about empowering and mobilizing youth and creating an alternative narrative based on the national and regional context that is to strengthen community resilience. It aims to build the capacity, engage and mobilize youth in Jordan through creating and enriching alternative narratives that are coming from the region. 

Alternative Narratives are needed in order to balance the current paradigms which rely on intellectually wrong assumptions and perpetuate stereotypes that increase the risks of extremism, hate, and violence. All of this might act as an obstacle to establishing dialogue, acceptance, and respect of the other.

Raising above stereotypes, racism, and discrimination is not an easy task as they are being reinforced throughout popular culture, in the common discourse. They are so hard to be balanced since they are based on illusory correlations that simplify our representation of the world. In other words, stereotypes, racism, and discrimination can be considered as intellectual shortcuts.To be effective, alternative narratives must then be based on facts, knowledge and clear evidence. The ultimate goal is to convince people to abandon the aforementioned intellectual shortcuts and to base their opinions on solid and proved correlations while understanding the context. In order to promote alternative narratives, IDare created a specific online platform that is supported by concrete programs and ongoing campaigns.

Khitab 2250: youth to promote the culture of positive peace and alternative narrative in order to strengthen resilience

As part of IDare’s efforts in creating and enriching an alternative narrative to hate and violent content, Khitab 2250 is a project in partnership with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) that aims at working closely with young people living in Jordan over a long-term period in enriching the content of the alternative narrative. By providing an action hub (the Daring Hub Space) which is ‘an eco-system’ that is rich in experiential learning, reflection, and space for self-development we invite you to take part in the Daring Hub and to join our team in creating and enriching audio-visual contents to strengthen the community resilience. 

Adeem: social cohesion

Youth for Social Cohesion aims at building the capacity of young women and youth (emerging artists and youth in general) to promote social cohesion through the creation of art-youth-led initiatives and general youth-led initiatives. The project is based on the creation of an alternative narrative that promotes social cohesion through arts and cultural productions in order to promote pluralism and cohesion.

The project directly targets young women and youth who are emerging artists and young women and youth in general with the age group of 18-30 and living in Amman, Zarqa, and Balqa. Youth are provided with residential training in addition to coaching on social cohesion concepts, artistic methodologies, and approaches as well as the development of youth-led initiatives. Coaching takes place in order to provide an eco-system for the youth to support their learning and creative objectives.

Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)

IDare for Sustainable Development implemented a pilot project as part of a scoping phase in the area of Preventing Jordanian youth from engaging in Violent Extremism through strengthening community resilience. The project is developing a holistic intervention mix that is involving youth who are the main actors “role model” towards preventing violent extremism, building alternative narratives, and equipping youth with necessary competencies in order to enable them to become effective agents for positive behavioral change in enabling sustainable community peace. The following video shows a set of recommendations for local intervention in the area of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE).

100 Questions on Violence

Pyramid of Hate

A series of videos titled 100 Questions on Violence is sought to act as a platform for thinking together and having a critical approach towards one hundred questions that I Dare is tackling around hate and violence

Pyramid of Hate among other videos were created in order to lay the foundation for understanding the mechanism of hate and violence; how it forms and escalates. By having a critical look and a personal self-reflection towards topics related to hate and violence, people become more aware and conscious of their own behavior which is the first step towards adjusting their actions and reactions.

Shabab 2250

Shabab 2250: toward a practical translation for the UNSCR2250 (youth in building peace and security) in Jordan.

To download: Shabab 2250 Recommendation Paper by the Jordanian youth toward translating the UNscr 2250 in Jordan.