Youth

Almaty conference focuses on preventing youth radicalisation

An individual approach to countering extremism is most effective, Central Asian and international stakeholders said at a regional dialogue hosted by the UNDP.

Almost 1/3 of crimes in Uzbekistan committed by youth, say officials

Lack of structure like school or work contributes to the alarming statistics.

International, Central Asian analysts discuss role of youth in countering extremism

'The Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation That Lead to Terrorism' conference was held in Tashkent and Samarkand June 11-12.

Kyrgyz fight youth radicalisation by promoting leadership, professionalism

The Kyrgyz branch of the international NGO Search for Common Ground is bringing together youth with business leaders, artists and celebrities across the country.

Kazakh government to create 18,000 jobs for youth this summer

The Zhasyl El project is aimed at providing youth jobs during summer break and creating green spaces throughout the country.

Kyrgyz youth learn how to raise awareness on social issues through video

The 'Cameras in the Hands of Children' project will help Kyrgyz high school students highlight social problems in their communities through videos, co-ordinators say.

Jashstan project challenges Kyrgyz youth to become more community focused

Involving youth in active leadership and community building helps dissuade them from religious extremism and radicalism, project co-ordinators say.

Kyrgyzstan sees success in combatting youth radicalisation

Joint efforts by law enforcement, schools, local NGOs and international organisations have raised awareness among Kyrgyz youth about extremism and terrorism, observers say.

EU-backed project uses games, theatre to battle radicalisation in Kyrgyzstan

'The simulation game helped us understand our mistakes and stereotypes and taught us to heed other opinions,' one participant said.

Uzbekistan's Union of Youth takes a stand against terrorism

The union, established earlier this year, is aimed at preventing radicalisation and promote political engagement among Uzbekistani youth.

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