Guyub Project

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THE GUYUB PROJECT

is a collective UN in Indonesia’s effort in supporting the Government of Indonesia to tackle the threat of violent extremism in East Java and throughout Indonesia – funded by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) under the direct accountability and oversight of the UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia . The UN implementing agencies including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and UN Women through PeaceHub are working closely with the government at the community level to deliver prevention-focused, people-centred activities that build peaceful communities, while strengthening the capacity of government to promote inclusiveness and engender resilience against violent extremist narratives.

Most of our activities address one or more
of the following areas:

1.

Supporting community-leaders and civil society organisations to build inclusive and cohesive societies;

2.

Helping youth, teachers and religious leaders to promote positive narratives in their community and in the online space;

3.

Building an integrated school-community resilience model by strengthening social cohesion and cooperation of teachers, parents, local government, and authorities;

4.

Facilitating high-quality research on the push and pull factors of violent extremism in Indonesia;

5.

Partnering with law enforcement and government agencies to enhance prevention efforts that break cycles of hatred and protect society

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The impacts of our interventions would benefit the people of East Java, and in so doing, provide a replicable and scalable model for successful interventions elsewhere in Indonesia, as well as in South-East Asia
and beyond.

The Guyub Objectives

The Guyub Project is contributing to the successful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Indonesia. By building resilience against violent extremist ideology, the Project supports all 17 SDGs, while also advancing the UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism and it supports the priorities of the Government
of Indonesia.

The Guyub project directly contributes to:
quality education
gender equality
reduced inequalities
peace, justice and strong institutions

To achieve our vision in achieving the SDGs, we are working towards the following objectives:

1.

Stopping perceived grievances, marginalisation and distorted beliefs from pushing individuals towards violent extremism;

2.

Preventing violent extremists from using the internet to radicalise individuals in East Java, particularly young people;

3.

Strengthening the social compact between individuals, the community and the police so that it provides strong protection for individuals from the recruitment efforts of violent extremists;

4.

Empowering the criminal justice system to proactively prevent violent extremism;

5.

Breaking the cycle of extremism among vulnerable individuals and groups;

6.

Improving our understanding of the push and pull factors behind violent extremism, drawing knowledge to be applied in the region and beyond.