Position paper

Countering violent extremism and humanitarian action

Published 02. Aug 2017
Based on an analysis of the countering violent extremism landscape and the intersection between CVE approaches and principled humanitarian action, this position paper outlines NRC’s stance towards CVE and associated programs and funding opportunities. The Annex paper focuses on the apparent links between CVE and education and NRCs related position. There are increasing efforts to link CVE and education, which rests on the assumption that education can help prevent violent extremism, which has yet to be empirically proven. NRCs position on CVE is guided by a firm respect for the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.