Thematic Working Groups

The PWG-PVE is structured around the thematic working groups which are identified by the national contact points taking into consideration the national and regional needs and priorities.

Each thematic working group will operate with the guidance of a leader and deputy leader.

Key functions and tasks to be carried out by thematic working groups include:

  • Collection and dissemination of knowledge, expertise and thematic good practices;
  • Identification of practitioners;
  • Announcement of Call for papers and ideas;
  • Organization of the thematic working groups’ meetings;
  • Organization of regional meetings with other stakeholders; and
  • Development of an annual work plan

The thematic annual work plan will be developed in consultation with the PWG-PVE Administrative Office and leaders of the thematic working groups, with the technical assistance of UNODC. The work plans are approved by the PWG-PVE advisory board.

The thematic working groups can vary according to the evolving regional priorities.

Current thematic working groups are based on the regional needs and priorities and are in line with the key priority areas of the UN Secretary General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism:

  1. Strengthening Human Rights and the Rule of Law Approaches by Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Sectors
  2. Engaging Communities and Strengthening Their Resilience to Violent Extremism
  3. Empowering Youth and Enhancing Their Involvement in Preventing Violent Extremism
  4. Gender Equality and Empowering Women Enhancing Their Engagement in Preventing Violent Extremism
  5. Education, Critical thinking, Skill Development and Employment Facilitation
  6. Strategic Communications, the Internet, and Social Media
  7. Rehabilitation and Reintegration

The PWG-PVE promotes human rights and gender mainstreaming as cross-cutting aspects across all working groups.

SEAN-PVE is generously funded by the Government of Japan (since April 2018 to date).