Fighters for Peace
Ex-combatants: Lessons learned – “Formers” engage in preventing violence and extremism
By Christina Foerch Saab.
Working with “formers” (former extremists and ex-combatants) in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) can be very impactful on target groups such as marginalized and excluded youth who are at the brink of radicalization or who have already taken the path of extremism. This article highlights the work of Fighters for Peace (FFP) from a frontline practitioners’ angle. Fighters for Peace is a Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization composed of former combatants of the Lebanese civil war from different political, religious and social backgrounds who have undergone a profound personal change process and who engage now in peace building, reconciliation processes and the prevention of extremism and violence.
Published with the kind permission of the German Congress on Crime Prevention.
In: Claudia Heinzelmann and Erich Marks (Eds.): International Perspectives of Crime Prevention 11 Contributions from the 12th Annual International Forum 2018 within the German Congress on Crime Prevention Forum Verlag Godesberg GmbH 2020