Guyub Project

The Human
Security Approach

is instrumental to sustainable development for inclusive peace, justice and the well-being of all people, so
“No One Is Left Behind”. As such, the human security approach is the guiding framework for the Guyub project, which has been well received by our partners and beneficiaries as a unifying concept that demonstrates effective, community-led, people-centred initiatives that prevent violent extremism through a best-practice methodology, which supports the vision of the Secretary-General’s plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.

Enhancing human security by addressing the root
causes of violent extremism

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Resilience Building for
Vulnerable Communities

GUYUB interventions aim to build community resilience against the threats of violent extremism so they can return to sustainable development pathways in-spite of shocks. Thus, GUYUB activities promote community-led, gender responsive interventions that empower local actors and address underlying drivers of violent extremism, in line with our commitment in achieving the 2030 Agenda, sustaining peace and prevention agenda and humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

“Whole of Society” approach
in P/CVE

GUYUB programme is people-centred, comprehensive, context-specific, and prevention oriented. We empower communities, governments and civil society in P/CVE as all play a key role in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). In doing so, we promote active participation of women, youth and PWD (people with disability) in decision-making and empower them to be agents of positive change in their communities. Our interventions enhance protection and empowerment of people and communities in East Java, supporting them to live in freedom and dignity.

Structural Transformations

The relationship between people and government is crucial, if we are to achieve peaceful and inclusive societies. GUYUB interventions increase coordination between local governments, authorities, vulnerable communities and civil society for information sharing and dialogue on P/CVE, thereby strengthening the social compact between the governments and communities. At the same time, we enhance the capacity of local and national governments to implement P/CVE efforts that promote a prevention approach, in line with the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Gender Equality.

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE)

GEWE is a critical component across GUYUB key priorities. Measures to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in PVE efforts are vital if women are to access their rights for peace and justice, thereby strengthening their human security and the well-being of their communities.

"Rukun agawe santosa, crah agawe brubah."

– Javanese proverb-
Harmony can make a strong power, as in the lives of neighbour.