Work is underway on developing a Strategic Framework for preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalisation across Aotearoa New Zealand.
This work is partially in response to Recommendation 4 of the Royal Commission, which states that government should ‘develop and implement a public facing strategy that addresses extremism and preventing, detecting and responding to current and emerging threats of violent extremism and terrorism’.
We’ve been having conversations and kōrero with a range of different groups and people about what the issue and challenge of radicalisation and violent extremism means to them. These conversations have been helping us consider this issue from a range of perspectives and start to build our shared understanding.
Based on these conversations we’ve drafted our approach, and four key outcomes that we think this kaupapa should be structured around. The Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) Strategic Framework will set out a whole-of-society approach to prevention of radicalisation to violence and building resilience to violent extremism. It will set out a shared path for government, public sector agencies, research, civil society and communities. The PCVE Strategic Framework will provide priority outcome areas for design and delivery of a PCVE Grants Fund to civil society and community organisations to deliver initiatives in preventing radicalisation to violence and building resilience to violent extremism. The PCVE Strategic Framework and Grants Fund will be launched in early 2023.
For more information on the Strategic Framework please contact [email protected]