On 9th October 2017, Lailuma Nasiri represented AJO in the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Meeting held in USIP Office. The purpose of the meeting was to relaunch the CVE Workin Group meetings that was on hold for some time. The purpose of the meeting was also to discuss updates about any new projects/initiative around CVE, upcoming CVE researches and presentation of the CVE lessions learned by USIP.
The discussions included the growing trent of extremism in Madrasas in Afghanistan as well as the higher education institutions including public and private universities and the curriculum taught in these institutions.
The CVE Working Group was established in 2016 by USIP to find defining terms of VE based on Afghan context, promoting coordination, collaboration between CSOs, government and donors, identifying best practices for CVE in Afghanistan, identifying priorities for research and advocacy for effective CVE policy in Afghanistan. The CVE Wokring Group was established in 2016. A number of up to 35-40 civil society organizations and national and international organizations are members.
This group as of yet has produced a CVEWG-Lessons learned from research and programming on Countering Violent Extremism in coordination and collaboration with the group memebers and is a platform for organizaitons working on CVE in AFghansitan.